Real Country History…

October 19
  • 1958 Brenda Lee records "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville


  • 1963 Buck Owens attains the #1 spot on the Billboard country chart with "Love's Gonna Live Here"


  • 2008 Hank Williams Jr. sings the national anthem in Roswell, New Mexico, on the campaign trail with Republican politician Sarah Palin


  • 1945 - Jeannie C Riley Born


  • 1985 Reba McEntire sings the national anthem prior to the first game of the World Series at Royal Stadium in Kansas City. The Cardinals beat the Royals


October 20
  • 1992 "Pure Country" has its Nashville premiere, attended by Garth Brooks, Joe Diffie and Randy Travis, plus the movie's star, George Strait


  • 1992 Patty Loveless has vocal surgery for a leaking blood vessel at Vanderbilt University


  • 1991 Clint Black marries Lisa Hartman on his 180-acre Houston farm