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Real Country History…

September 25
  • 1961 - Leroy Van Dyke's "Walk On By" spends the first of 19 weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

     

  • 1971 - West Plains, Missouri, celebrates Porter Wagoner Day by renaming a city street Porter Wagoner Boulevard

     

  • 1993 - The Postal Service issues a series of stamps honoring four important country music acts: Hank Williams, The Carter Family, Patsy Cline and Bob Wills

     

  • 1999 - "Something Like That" takes Tim McGraw to #1 in Billboard for the first of

     

  • 2001 - Alan Jackson records "Drive (For Daddy Gene)" and "That'd Be Alright"

     

  • 1935 - Royce Kendall born. Along with daughter Jeannie as the Kendalls released 16 albums and thiry charted singles in the 70's and 80's. Royce died from a stroke May 22, 1998

     

  • 1962 - Loretta Lynn joined the Grand Ole Opry.

     

  • 1965 - The Statler Brothers made their chart debut with "Flowers On The Wall."