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The Birth Of An Outlaw And Kellie Pickler Gets A Reason To Wear Her Red High Heels This Day In Country Music History – June 15th

2010 – Kellie Pickler gets engaged to “More Than A Memory” songwriter Kyle Jacobs on a beach in Florida.

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2006 – Lonestar earns digital gold singles for “I’m Already There” and “My Front Porch Looking In”.


2004 – Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” video debuts on


2002 – Montgomery Gentry’s “My Town” video debuts on CMT.


1991 – Joe Diffie picks up a #1 country single in Billboard with “If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)”.


1991 – Minnie Pearl performs in Joliet, Illinois, in what turns out to be her final show. She suffers a stroke two days later.


1985 – Ricky Skaggs reaches #1 in Billboard with “Country Boy,” the only chart-topping single to feature the Looney Tunes theme in an instrumental break.


1969 – “Hee Haw” makes its prime time debut on CBS-TV, replacing the controversial “Smothers Brothers” show. The cast includes: Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Minnie Pearl and Grandpa Jones, among others. The first guests: Charley Pride and Loretta Lynn.


1966 – Guitarist Michael Britt born in Fort Worth, Texas. He joins Lonestar, which wins the Academy of Country Music’s best new group honor in 1995, while their single “Amazed” takes a pair of ACM trophies in 2000.


1963 – Buck Owens collects his first #1 single in Billboard with “Act Naturally”.


1937 – Waylon Jennings born in Littlefield, Texas. A protege of Buddy Holly, he becomes a leader in the Outlaw movement of the 1970s, alongside Willie Nelson, with a series of ragged, energetic hits leading him to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

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