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Dogs, Kids & Booze This Day in Country Music – July 12th (Video)

1972 – Tom T. Hall records “(Old Dogs-Children And) Watermelon Wine” …around noon at Mercury Custom Recording Studio in Nashville.

2011 – Warner Bros. releases the Blake Shelton album “Red River Blue”.


2007 – Fruit Of The Loom debuts an ad campaign featuring Vince Gill singing “Daddy Was The Apple Of My Eye” with various fruits from the company’s logo playing in the band.


2005 – Lost Highway releases Willie Nelson’s reggae album, “Countryman.” The cover features a drawing of a marijuana plant, except in Wal-Mart stores, where the artwork is a palm tree.


2000 – The video to Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s “Let’s Make Love” debuts on CMT, the same day the couple launches its Soul 2 Soul Tour–their first as a married couple–in Atlanta, Georgia.


1994 – Keyboard player Brady Seals makes his last appearance as a member of Little Texas in Charlotte, Michigan.


1988 – Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis’ “Old 8 x 10″ album.


1983 – Kimberly Perry is born in Jackson, Mississippi. She becomes the lead singer in the family trio The Band Perry, the Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year in 2011. She also wins Song of the Year for writing “If I Die Young”.


1980 – Charley Pride’s remake of Hank Williams’ “You Win Again” appears at #1 on the Billboard country chart.


1952 – Keyboard player Randy McCormick is born in Rogersville, Alabama. He co-writes Eddie Rabbitt’s “Suspicions” and Conway Twitty’s “Crazy In Love,” and plays on singles by George Strait, Ricky Van Shelton and Kenny Chesney, among others.

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