Wynonna Judd has been added to the line-up for this year’s Volunteer Jam. She’s one of the latest artists joining the 40th annual benefit show taking place in Nashville next month. The event, which is hosted by Charlie Daniels, has already announced performers Trace Adkins, Alabama, Montgomery Gentry and the Oak Ridge Boys. It will benefit Daniels’ charity the Journey Home Project, which helps U.S. veterans. Volunteer Jam is scheduled to take place on August 12th at the Bridgestone Arena.
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Real Country History…
1974 - Dolly Parton announces she's ending her duet partnership with Porter Wagoner. It's this break up that has long been rumored as the inspiration for Dolly's writing "I Will Always Love You".
1974 - Charley Pride wins country music's honors for Favorite Male Vocalist and Favorite Album, "A Sunshiny Day,". ABC's first-ever American Music Awards, created by Dick Clark and hosted by Roger Miller. Other winners: Lynn Anderson and Charlie Rich.
1977 - Elvis Presley hits #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Moody Blue"
1981 - Dolly Parton's "9 To 5" is certified gold
1993- Reba McEntire's album "It's Your Call" is certified gold and platinum on the same day
1957 - TV personality Lorianne Crook born in Wichita, KS. Lorianne along with Charlie Chase are the hosts of Crook and Chase.
1977 - Ronnie Milsap, Larry Gatlin, and Emmylou Harris took top country honors at the 19th annual Grammy Awards