Today in country music history:

1995 - Alan Jackson took "Gone Country" to number one.

1989 - Randy Travis went to number one with "Deeper than the Holler."

1985 - Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers and Waylon Jennings took part in the recording of "We Are The World" in Los Angeles. Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel also took part.

1985 - Alabama, Willie Nelson, Anne Murray, Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and The Oak Ridge Boys won trophies at the American Music Awards.
 
1964 - Buck Owens recorded "My Heart Skips a Beat" and "Together Again" in Hollywood.
 

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