A Day in Music - June 20th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Steel Magnolia made their debut on CMT's Can You Duet.

2007 - Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Don Williams and Harlan Howard were honored with the ACM's Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award in Nashville. Buck Owens received the Jim Reeves International Award.

1997 - George Jones, Merle Haggard and Johnny Paycheck performed together for the first time, singing "Yesterday's Wine" at the closing day of Fan Fair.

1995 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette released their reunion album, One.


Birthdays:

Anne Murray - Canadian singer, "You Needed Me," "Snowbird"

Lionel Richie - singer, The Commodores and solo, Nicole's dad

Dan Tyminski - singer, Alison Krauss and Union Station

Chet Atkins (1924-2001) - country guitar legend

Image: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic


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