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The King’s Final Song This Day in Country Music – June 26th (Video)

1977 – Elvis Presley performs what proves to be his final concert at Indianapolis’ Market Square Arena. He becomes ill and is hospitalized overnight. His last song: “Can’t Help Falling In Love”.


2012 – Carrie Underwood makes her Australian concert debut with a show at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne.


2009 – Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams team up as an episode of “CMT Crossroads” debuts. The set list includes “She’s Country,” “Summer Of ’69,” “Run To You” and “Hicktown”.


2009 – Josh and Jennifer Turner have a son, Colby Lynch Turner, in Nashville.


2007 – Billy Currington checks into Sierra Tucson in Arizona for a month-long trauma recovery program.


1992 – Columbia releases Mary Chapin Carpenter’s album “Come On, Come On”.


1984 – George Strait records “The Cowboy Rides Away” in a late-night session at the Sound Stage in Nashville.


1982 – “Barbara Mandrell And The Mandrell Sisters” makes its final prime-time appearance, with guests Dolly Parton and John Schneider.


1973 – Gretchen Wilson is born in Granite City, Illinois. Her feisty debut single, “Redneck Woman,” leads to instant stardom and the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award. She follows it with “Here For The Party” and “When I Think About Cheatin'”.


1953 – Bass player Ralph Ezell is born in Union, Mississippi. As a member of Shenandoah, he plays a role in such hits as “The Church On Cumberland Road,” “Janie Baker’s Love Slave” and “Two Dozen Roses”.

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