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A Texas Songwriting Legend Born This Day in Country Music – November 6th (Video)

1941 – Singer-songwriter Guy Clark born in Monahans, Texas. His credits include “Heartbroke,” by Ricky Skaggs; “She’s Crazy For Leavin’,” by Rodney Crowell; “Oklahoma Borderline,” by Vince Gill, and Kenny Chesney’s “Hemingway’s Whiskey”.

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2010 – Martina McBride is joined by Train to shoot an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at Rocketown in Nashville. Among the performances: “Wrong Baby Wrong,” “Whatever You Say” and “A Broken Wing”.


2006 – George Strait, Sonny James and session guitarist Harold Bradley are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during ABC’s telecast of the 40th annual Country Music Association awards, held at Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center.


2004 – Phil Vassar goes to #1 on the Billboard chart with “In A Real Love”.


2002 – Alan Jackson wins a record-tying five trophies during the 36th annual Country Music Association awards on CBS: Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year; Album, for “Drive”; and Single and Song, for “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)”.


1997 – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band snares its first platinum album, for “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” featuring Mother Maybelle Carter, Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, Merle Travis, Earl Scruggs, Vassar Clements and Doc Watson.


1993 – Reba McEntire and Linda Davis share the #1 position in Billboard with “Does He Love You”.


1948 – Little Jimmy Dickens officially joins the cast of the Grand Ole Opry.


1948 – Singer-songwriter Glenn Frey born in Detroit, Michigan. As a member of The Eagles, he contributes to the country-rock movement. The Eagles score just one country hit, “Lyin’ Eyes,” but are lionized with the album “Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles”.


1932 – Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson born in Emerson, North Carolina. A descendent of the Civil War general, he joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1956, fashioning more than 10 hits from 1958-1971, including “Life To Go,” “Waterloo” and “Don’t Be Angry”.

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