Alabama is being honored with a star on the Music City Walk of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held May 26th at Nashville’s Walk of Fame Park. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said in a statement, “Alabama is one of the great country groups of all time. They created a stunning blend of voices and musical styles to top the charts over and over and over again.” “Soul Man” singer Sam Moore will also receive a star. The Music City Walk of Fame is open to all genres of music, as well as those within the music industry.
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Real Country History…
1958 - Sammy Kershaw Born
1980 - NBC premiered the TV movie "Harper Valley P.T.A.," which was based on Jeannie C. Riley's hit single.
1982 - Dolly Parton, Ronnie Milsap, and the Oak Ridge Boys were the big winners at the 24th annual Grammy Awards.
1987 - Reba McEntire won her first Grammy for "Whoever's In New England." Other winners at the 29th annual Grammy Awards included the Judds and Ronnie Milsap.
1989 - Rosanne Cash's album "Greatest Hits 1979 - 1989" was released.
1991 - Country legend Webb Pierce died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He's buried in Nashville's Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Born August 8th, 1921 Webb Michael Pierce was famous for his string of #1 hits in the 1950's and his flamboyant Nudie suits. Webb's biggest hits: "In the Jailhouse Now", "There Stands the Glass" and "I Ain't Never"
1993 - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, and the duo of Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart were the big winners at the 35th annual Grammy Awards.
1995 - George Strait was number one on the country charts with "You Can't Make A Heart Love Somebody."