#1 Song This Day

  • 1986 - Earl Thomas Conley - Once In A Blue Moon

Born This Day

  • 1928 - Dave Dudley
  • 1957 - Scott "Cactus" Moser (Highway 101)

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This Day In Country Music History

  • 1986 - Dolly Parton's Dollywood theme park opens in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 
  • 1986 - Barbara Mandrell makes her first Grand Ole Opry appearance since a near-fatal car crash in September 1984 
  • 1989 - Johnny Cash checks into American Hospital in Paris, France, with chest problems 
  • 1995 - Johnny Cash suffers pain from a reaction to facial surgery during a show at the Royal Albert Hall in London and cancels the remainder of his European tour 
  • 2006 - Lynn Anderson was arrested in New Mexico after causing a traffic accident at a local intersection due to drunk driving. The singer failed field sobriety tests and refused to take a breathalyzer test after her vehicle ran into the back of a car. She was released the next day on bond. Anderson was taken to court later this year where all her previous charges were dropped, as long as she didn't commit any more offenses.

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