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Friday, January 15, 2010

It Happened Today In Country Music - A Southern Rock Legend Was Born And Dolly Received Death Threats

Jan 15, 1949 - Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Ronnie Van Zant born in Jacksonville, Florida. He co-writes "Sweet Home Alabama," tabbed by the Country Music Foundation among country's 500 greatest singles in the 2003 book "Heartaches By The Number" (see Sweet Home Alabama live below)

Jan 15, 1983 - Dolly Parton cancels her remaining winter concerts, after receiving death threats in Owensboro, Kentucky

Jan 15, 1992 - Johnny Cash is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with Booker T. & The MGs, Jimi Hendrix, Sam & Dave, Bobby "Blue" Bland, guitar maker Leo Fender, songwriter Doc Pomus and The Yardbirds, including guitarist Eric Clapton

Jan 15, 1993 - Billy Ray Cyrus' "Some Gave All" becomes the first debut album by a country artist certified for shipments of 6 million copies (see Some Gave All video below)

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama (Live)

Billy Ray Cyrus - Some Gave All - Official Music Video

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Source: RolandNote.com - The Ultimate Country Music Database!

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