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Happy Birthday Roy This Day in Country Music – April 22nd [VIDEO]

1936 – Roy Orbison is born in Vernon, Texas. A 1987 addition to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he reaches the country charts with his solo hit “You Got It” and a duet with Emmylou Harris. His songs “Crying” and “Blue Bayou” also become country hits for Don McLean and Linda Ronstadt, respectively.

2011 – LeAnn Rimes marries actor Eddie Cibrian at a private home in Malibu, California.


2007 – Emmylou Harris, Wynonna Judd, The Crickets, John Hiatt, ex-BMI executive Frances Preston and Christian artist Michael W. Smith make up the second batch of people inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville.


2000 – George Strait’s “The Best Day” takes the best position–the #1 slot–on the Billboard country chart.


1998 – “It’s Your Love” propels Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to four wins in CBS’ telecast of the 33rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre: Single Record, Song, Video and Vocal Event of the Year.


1995 – John Michael Montgomery tops the Billboard country chart with “I Can Love You Like That”.


1989 – Clint Black makes his Grand Ole Opry debut.


1971 – Kellie Coffey is born in Moore, Oklahoma. She debuts in 2002 with the “Breathe”-like ballad “When You Lie Next To Me,” earning a nomination at the American Music Awards for favorite new country artist.


1967 – Heath Wright is born in Vian, Oklahoma. He becomes the lead singer for Ricochet, playing a major role in the 1990s hits “Daddy’s Money,” “What Do I Know” and “He Left A Lot To Be Desired”.


1945 – Guitarist Pat Enright is born in Huntington, Indiana. He becomes a founding member of The Nashville Bluegrass Band and is also a part of the fictitious Soggy Bottom Boys, providing harmonies on the award-winning “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow”.

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