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Johnny Paycheck’s Job Pays Off This Day in Country Music – January 7th (Video)

1978 – Johnny Paycheck’s “Take This Job And Shove It” works its way to #1 on the Billboard country chart.

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2012 – Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott marries drummer Chris Tyrell in upstate New York. Music is provided at the ceremony by Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and Scott’s sister, Kylee Scott.


2009 – Carrie Underwood pockets three trophies at the 35th annual People’s Choice Awards, aired on CBS from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. Rascal Flatts wins one.


2003 – The Dixie Chicks and Alan Jackson each receive four nods when the Grammy nominations are announced.


1998 – Trace Adkins’ “Lonely Won’t Leave Me Alone” video premieres on CMT.


1974 – John Rich is born in Amarillo, Texas. After a stint with Lonestar, he re-emerges in 2004 as one-half of Big & Rich and as a solo artist. He also writes hits for other acts, including “Redneck Woman,” “Mississippi Girl” and “Hicktown”.


1967 – Charley Pride becomes the first black solo singer to perform on the Grand Ole Opry, following an introduction from Ernest Tubb. Pride sings “The Snakes Crawl At Night” and “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)”.


1961 – Faron Young records “Hello Walls” at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio on Nashville’s Music Row.


1959 – David Lee Murphy is born in Herrin, Illinois. He earns outlaw-influenced hits during the 1990s with “Dust On The Bottle,” “Party Crowd” and “Every Time I Get Around You.” As a songwriter, he pens several hits for other acts, including “Big Green Tractor,” “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” and “Living In Fast Forward”.


1930 – Jack Greene is born in Maryville, Tennessee. The “Jolly Green Giant” plays drums for Ernest Tubb before a solo career makes him a Grand Ole Opry member. “There Goes My Everything” nets him three honors from the Country Music Association in 1967.

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