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January 29

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The Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell project became the first gold album by a duet in country music history in 1969.

Donna Fargo received the only gold album of her career, with The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A. in 1973. The title track went to Donna after Tanya Tucker turned it down and chose to record Delta Dawn instead.

Andy Warhol visited the Grand Ole Opry in 1977, where he was given a bag of Goo Goo clusters. He knew few of the Opry stars, and Marty Robbins and Roy Acuff didn’t know him. “Whoever he is,” Acuff said, “we’re mighty happy to have him here”

Kris Kristofferson won the Golden Globe in 1977 for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for A Star Is Born. The film wins Best Movie, nets Best Actress for Barbra Streisand and Best Original Song for composer Paul Williams

In 1980 Loretta Lynn told The Nashville Banner she believes in reincarnation and that she’s had at least six different lives, including one as an Indian princess and one in which she was a servant and mistress for the king of England.

TNN began airing the daily Crook & Chase show in 1986, starring Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase, on weeknights. The pair eventually replaced Ralph Emery’s Nashville Now talk show in 1993 with Music City Tonight.

Waylon Jennings received his General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certificate in 1990 at the state capitol in Frankfort, KY.

Lost Highway released Willie Nelson’s album Moment Of Forever in 2008. It was produced by Kenny Chesney and includes the first recording of I’m Alive.

Roy Orbison received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010. It’s located in front of the historic Capitol Records building in Los Angeles, Roy’s star is positioned next to the stars of his great friends George Harrison and John Lennon.

RECORDED ON JANUARY 29

1959: Ray Price recorded Heartaches By The Number in the evening at the Bradley Film & Recording Studios in Nashville.

1979: The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight, written by Rodney Crowell, during an afternoon session at Nashville’s Woodland Sound.

1990: Alabama record Down Home

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Drummer Louie Perez was born in East Los Angeles in 1953. He joined Los Lobos and co-wrote Will The Wolf Survive, a country hit for Waylon Jennings in 1986