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This Day in Country Music: May 19

May 20, 2017

Today’s look at country history >>>

1962 – George Jones hits #1 on the Billboard country chart with “She Thinks I Still Care”

1965 – Roger Miller received a gold single for “King Of The Road”, which was was Miller’s fifth single for Smash Records

1974 - Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US Country chart with Behind Closed Doors

1977 – “Smokey & The Bandit” has its premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The movie stars Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason and Jerry Reed, who sings “East Bound And Down.” John Schneider also appears in a teeny walk-on role

1979 – The Bellamy Brothers scored their first #1 country single with “If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me”....Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter have a son, Waylon Albright “Shooter” Jennings. He grows up to become an artist in his own right, earning a Top 10 country album with 2012′s “Family Man” and playing his father in the 2005 movie “Walk The Line”

1984 – Willie Nelson with Julio Iglesias was at #1 on the Country charts with “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before”

2012 – Miranda Lambert’s “Over You,” co-written with Blake Shelton, reaches the top of the Billboard country singles chart

2013 – Donald Trump declares Trace Adkins the winner of “Celebrity Apprentice” over Penn Jillette on NBC. Trace sings “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” during the episode, which sees him collect checks from Wynonna, Thompson Square, Billy Ray Cyrus and The Oak Ridge Boys

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