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Detroit Shuts Down This Day in Country Music – January 28th (Video)

2009 – Warner Bros. releases John Rich’s “Shuttin’ Detroit Down” to radio.

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2003 – Virgin releases the soundtrack to “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days.” Included: Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You”.


1996 – Pepsi debuts a new commercial featuring Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” during Super Bowl XXX, while Ford debuts a southeastern regional spot that uses Joe Diffie’s “Pickup Man.” The Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17.


1995 – Alan Jackson’s “Gone Country” occupies the top spot on the Billboard country chart.


1989 – Randy Travis’ “Deeper Than The Holler” climbs to #1 on the Billboard country chart.


1985 – Alabama, Willie Nelson and Anne Murray each win two American Music Awards, while Loretta Lynn takes home a special Award of Merit. Other country winners include: Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and The Oak Ridge Boys.


1985 – Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers and Waylon Jennings join 43 other artists to record “We Are The World” under the name U.S.A. For Africa. Others include: Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Kim Carnes, Ray Charles and Billy Joel.


1964 – Buck Owens records “My Heart Skips A Beat” and “Together Again” in Hollywood.


1956 – Elvis Presley makes his first national TV appearance on The Dorsey Brothers’ “Stage Show.” He sings “Shake, Rattle And Roll”.


1949 – Drummer Eddie Bayers is born in Pautaxant, Maryland. His lengthy credits include: George Strait’s “The Fireman,” Alan Jackson’s “Chattahoochee,” Craig Campbell’s “Family Man” and Vince Gill’s “When I Call Your Name”.

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