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The Last Recordings of Johnny Horton This Day in Country Music – August 9th (Video)

1960 – Johnny Horton records “North To Alaska,” the only song he tackles during a two-hour session at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville. It proves to be the final recording of his life.


2010 – Atlantic releases “As She’s Walking Away,” by The Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson, to radio.


2005 – Sugarland tapes an installment of “CMT Crossroads” with Bon Jovi at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, with the set list including the future country hit “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”.


2003 – Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett spend the first of eight weeks at the top of the Billboard chart with “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”.


2003 – Rascal Flatts bass player Jay DeMarcus gets engaged to Allison Alderson in New York. The couple met when she appeared in the band’s “These Days” video.


2002 – Rascal Flatts’ “These Days” video, complete with artificial rain, debuts on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live”.


1990 – Diamond Rio mandolin player Gene Johnson slices his left thumb in a saw accident while doing cabinetry work in Little Rock, Arkansas.


1986 – The Judds’ “Rockin’ With The Rhythm Of The Rain” goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart.


1975 – “Wasted Days And Wasted Nights” pastes Freddy Fender’s name at #1 on the Billboard country chart.


1952 – Hank Williams misses a scheduled appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Two days later, Opry manager Jim Denny fires Williams.

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