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February 27

Marty Robbins’ Don’t Worry, featuring a signature fuzz guitar solo, hit #1 on the Billboard country chart in 1961.

Mel Tillis and Danny Dill helped Carl Perkins finish writing So Wrong in Nashville in 1962. Patsy Cline recorded it the next day.

Crystal Gayle recorded You Never Miss A Real Good Thing (Till He Says Goodbye) and Ready For The Times To Get Better in an evening at Jack’s Tracks in Nashville in 1976.

Kenny Rogers won Best Country Vocal Performance (Male) for The Gambler during the 22nd annual Grammy Awards in 1980. You Decorated My Life won Best Country Song for songwriters Bob Morrison and Debbie Hupp.

RCA released the Alabama album Feels So Right in 1981.

That same day in 1981, Columbia released Rosanne Cash’s album Seven Year Ache.

Don Williams’ Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good reached the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart in 1982.

Arista released Alan Jackson’s debut album, Here In The Real World in 1990.

What Part Of No took Lorrie Morgan to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart in 1993.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

A.P. and Sara Carter, members of The Carter Family, have a son, Joe Carter, in Maces Spring, VA in 1927.

Steel guitarist Norm Hamlet was born in Woodside, CA in 1935. As a member of Merle Haggard’s band, The Strangers, Hamlet played on Ramblin’ Fever, Big City and If We Make It Through December. He also taught Barbara Mandrell to play steel.