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This Weekend In Country Music Holds Some History

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As we enjoy all the past hits and new songs of today in country music, it’s a must to stay in touch with what happened in what years. Keeping up on the milestones from years gone by is fun to do.

In some cases there’s also some sadness as we remember artists that we lost. On my list you will find one of those.

Here’s what happened on this weekend in country music history:

  • 2005- Carrie Underwood’s debut album, ‘Some Hearts,’ was certified gold and platinum simultaneously
  • 1991- Roy Acuff was the first country artist recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors
  • 1990- George Strait began a five-week stay at number one with ‘I’ve Come To Expect It From You’
  • 1989- Alan Jackson’s first hit, ‘Here in the Real World,’ was released
  • 1989- Garth Brooks earned his first number one hit with ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’
  • 1982- Marty Robbins died of a heart attack just two months after his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • 1980- Waylon Jennings’ single “Theme from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ (Good Ol’ Boys)” was certified gold

And one major piece of history outside of country:

  • 1980- John Lennon was fatally shot by Mark David Chapman outside of his New York City apartment building, the Dakota

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