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A Big Day For Babies This Day In Country Music – December 27th

2009 – Clay and Jessica Walker have a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Walker.

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2007 – Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet and his wife, Rebecca, have a daughter, Penelopi Jane Sweet, at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital.


2005 – Show Dog Nashville releases Toby Keith’s single “Get Drunk And Be Somebody”.


1986 – Hank Williams Jr.’s remake of “Mind Your Own Business” tops the Billboard country chart, with help from Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire and Reverend Ike.


1984 – Ricky Van Shelton moves to Nashville when his girlfriend, Bettye, gets a new job.


1982 – The Oak Ridge Boys’ “Christmas” album is certified gold.


1977 – Dolly Parton earns the first gold album of her career, with “Here You Come Again”.


1962 – Ricochet’s Jeff Bryant born in Pecos, Texas. The drummer contributes to several hits as the band wins the Academy of Country Music’s top vocal group honor in 1996 and 1998, but he leaves in 1999, suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.


1948 – Les Taylor born in Oneida, Kentucky. The vocalist-guitarist becomes a key member of Exile, whose harmonic mix of gospel, pop and country yields more than 10 hit singles from 1983 until his departure for a solo career in 1989.


1933 – Steel guitarist John Hughey born in Elaine, Arkansas. A longtime member of Conway Twitty’s band, he also plays on hits by Vince Gill, Shania Twain, Elvis Presley, George Strait and Joe Nichols, among others.



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