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The Birth of Hell or High Water This Day in Country Music – October 30th (Video)

1954 – T. Graham Brown born in Atlanta, Georgia. Infusing country with a blue-eyed soul style. Brown finds favor in the late-1980s with such hits as “Don’t Go To Strangers,” “Darlene” and “Hell And High Water”.

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2011 – Trace Adkins sings the national anthem at Nashville’s LP Field, where the Tennessee Titans slam the Indianapolis Colts, 27-10, in an NFL game.


2008 – Alan Jackson is honored as “CMT Giants” is shot at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Aiding in the tribute are George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack.


2000 – “Last Chance For A Thousand Years – Dwight Yoakam’s Greatest Hits From The 90’s” is certified gold.


1999 – Martina McBride’s “Runaway Bride” contribution, “I Love You,” hits #1 on the Billboard country chart.


1995 – Diamond Rio’s Jimmy Olander marries Claudia Fontenot.


1985 – RCA releases The Judds’ “Rockin’ With The Rhythm” album.


1984 – Gary Morris opens in the New York production of the opera “La Boheme,” with co-star Linda Ronstadt at the Anspacher Theater.


1976 – Kassidy Osborn born near Magna, Utah. Along with two sisters, she forms SHeDAISY, a harmony-based vocal group that signs with Disney’s Lyric Street Records and achieves one gold and one platinum album .



1937 – Johnny Wright marries Kitty Wells in Franklin, Kentucky. Given that the event occurs Halloween Eve, Wright frequently tells friends: “Kitty didn’t know whether she got tricked or treated–maybe she got spooked”.


1908 – Patsy Montana born in Hope, Arkansas. She records the first million-selling country single by a female, “I Wanna Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” and enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.

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