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Long Haired Country Boy Born This Day in Country Music – October 27th (Video)

1936 – Charlie Daniels is born in Wilmington, North Carolina. A leading figure in the Southern rock movement, his song “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” gives him permanent footing in country music. In 2008, he becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry.


2012 – Jason Aldean raises $509,000 for charity with his annual Concert for the Cure at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas.


2007 – Kenny Chesney locks in a #1 single on the Billboard country chart with “Don’t Blink”.


2006 – A “CMT Cross Country” episode teaming Vince Gill and Alison Krauss makes its small-screen debut. The set list includes “What The Cowgirls Do,” “The Lucky One” and the Genesis pop song “That’s All”.


2004 – Florence County, South Carolina, celebrates Josh Turner Day when the local native performs at the Florence Civic Center.


2001 – “Only In America” rises to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart for Brooks & Dunn.


1991 – Jimmy Dean marries Donna Meade at Dean’s home near Richmond, Virginia. Ralph Emery is best man.


1991 – Lorrie Morgan marries Clint Black’s bus driver, Brad Thompson, outside of Nashville. Black serves as best man.


1984 – Alabama reaches #1 in Billboard with “If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band)”.


1949 – Guitarist Jack Daniels born in Choctaw, Oklahoma. He joins Highway 101, twice named the Country Music Association’s Top Vocal Group behind such hits as “Somewhere Tonight” and “Cry, Cry, Cry”.



1942 – Lee Greenwood is born in South Gate, California. The smoky-voiced singer gains the Country Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year in 1983 and ’84. He earns numerous pop-tinged hits, topped by his signature anthem “God Bless The U.S.A.”.

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