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Jul 28, 1938
Fiddler Buddy Spicher is born in Dubois, Pennsylvania. He plays on George Strait’s “Amarillo By Morning,” Dolly Parton’s “Coat Of Many Colors” and Waylon Jennings’ “Dreaming My Dreams With You,” among others

Jul 28, 1957
Jerry Lee Lewis makes his TV debut on “The Steve Allen Show,” kicking his piano stool across the stage during “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On”
Jul 28, 1970
While campaigning for Senate candidate Tex Ritter, Roy Acuff’s car is hit by a milk truck near Kingsport, Tennessee. Acuff receives a bruised kneecap and chin, and is gouged below his lower lip
Jul 28, 1971
Charley Pride records “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin"” at Nashville’s RCA Studios

Jul 28, 1981
Alabama records “Take Me Down” and “Close Enough To Perfect”
Jul 28, 1989
RCA releases Alabama’s “High Cotton”

Jul 28, 1992
Joe Diffie records “John Deere Green”
Jul 28, 1993
Bonny Lee Bakley gives birth to a daughter in DeSoto County, Mississippi, claiming Jerry Lee Lewis is the father. He denies it. She makes news as the wife of “Baretta” star Robert Blake when she is shot while sitting in her car in Los Angeles in 2001
Jul 28, 1995
Johnny Cash shuts down the House of Cash, his museum and gift shop in Hendersonville, Tennessee
Jul 28, 1998
Lyric Street Records, Disney’s new country label, releases its first album, Lari White’s “Stepping Stone.” The division is headed by former RCA executive Randy GoodmanJul 28, 2008
Vanguard/Sugar Hill announces the signing of Joey+Rory, finalists on the CMT competition “Can You Duet”
Jul 28, 2014
Linda Ronstadt receives a National Medal of Arts from president Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House. Other honorees include choreographer Bill T. Jones and DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg