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Yoakam Highlights Bakersfield This day in Country Music – October 15th (Video)

1988 – Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens team up at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with… “Streets Of Bakersfield”.


2012 – Taylor Swift shoots an installment of “VH1 Storytellers” at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. Her set list includes “Begin Again,” “Love Story,” “Mean” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”.


2010 – Miranda Lambert’s “Revolution” album is certified platinum.


2002 – Warner Bros. releases Faith Hill’s “Cry” album.


1997 – The Dixie Chicks’ “I Can Love You Better” video debuts on CMT.


1991 – Atlantic releases Tracy Lawrence’s debut single, “Sticks And Stones”.


1978 – The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Joe Allison (“He’ll Have To Go”), Tom T. Hall (“Harper Valley P.T.A.”), Hank Snow (“I’m Moving On”) and Don Wayne (“Country Bumpkin”).


1969 – Johnny Cash wins a record-setting five times during the Country Music Association awards at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. He wins Entertainer and Male Vocalist; Album, for “San Quentin”; Single, for “A Boy Named Sue”; and Vocal Group, with June Carter.


1969 – Kimberly Roads (now Schlapman) born in Toccoa, Georgia. She is destined for membership in Little Big Town, a harmony-based group known for “Boondocks,” “Pontoon” and “Little White Church”.


1960 – Loretta Lynn makes her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing “I’m A Honky Tonk Girl” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. She receives an invitation to tour with Johnny Horton, but he dies just three weeks later.

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