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The Red Headed Stranger Arrives in Austin This Day in Country Music – February 19th (Video)

1987 – Willie Nelson’s movie “Red Headed Stranger” premieres in Austin. Among those attending: Morgan Fairchild, Floyd Tillman and football coach Darrell Royal.

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2006 – Carrie Underwood performs at halftime of the NBA All-Star Game, a 122-120 victory for the Eastern Conference at the Toyota Center in Houston.


2005 – An episode of “CMT Crossroads” featuring Keith Urban and John Fogerty debuts. Besides Urban’s “Days Go By,” “Love Somebody Like Me” and “You’ll Think Of Me,” the show also features a rendition of Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes”.


2000 – Garth Brooks signs a contract to join the New York Mets during spring training at Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Mets will contribute to his Touch ‘Em All Foundation for kids.


1993 – Reba McEntire’s album “It’s Your Call” is certified gold and platinum on the same day.


1981 – Dolly Parton’s “9 To 5″ is certified gold.


1977 – Elvis Presley hits #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Moody Blue”.


1974 – Charley Pride wins country music’s honors for Favorite Male Vocalist and Favorite Album, “A Sunshine Day,” in the first-ever American Music Awards. Roger Miller co-hosts the show. Other winners: Lynn Anderson, Charlie Rich and The Carter Family.


1974 – Dolly Parton announces she’s ending her duet partnership with Porter Wagoner.


1969 – Elvis Presley records Eddie Rabbitt’s “Kentucky Rain” at Memphis’ American Studios, with Ronnie Milsap on backing vocals.

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