Alabama is getting an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. “Alabama: Born Country” will open on August 25th and will run through June 2017. It’ll trace the musical lives of Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen. The band’s instruments, performance clothing, awards, childhood memories, tour memorabilia and more will be on display. The exhibit will also spotlight Alabama’s humanitarian efforts, including their support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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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."