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Gene Autry Sings Christmas Music, Alan Jackson Drinks Tequila – Today In Country Music History

Alan Jackson performs at the 2012 BamaJam Music and Arts Festival - Day 2 on BamaJam Farms in Enterprise Alabama on June 15, 2012 (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Bluegrass legend, Ralph Stanley, had heart surgery on this date in 2005, Alan Jackson was drinking Tequila in 1994, Gene Autry recorded one of the most long-lasting Christmas songs ever in 1949 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 27 June, 2012.

  • Ralph Stanley underwent a triple bypass operation in Virginia in 2005.
  • Jamie O’Neal had surgery in Nashville for a ruptured disc in her back in 2001.
  • Tracy Lawrence and his wife, Becca, had a daughter, Skylar JoAnn Lawrence, in Nashville in 2001.
  • Common Thread: Songs Of The Eagles went triple-platinum in 1994. It featured Travis Tritt, Little Texas, Clint Black, John Anderson, Alan Jackson, Suzy Bogguss, Vince Gill, Billy Dean, Tanya Tucker, Diamond Rio, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks & Dunn and Lorrie Morgan.
  • Lyle Lovett married Julia Roberts at the St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana in 1993, after a whirlwind romance that began during filming of the movie The Player.
  • Ray Price‘s chart-topping single “For the Good Times” charted in 1970.
  • Hank Snow recorded the Number One single “I’ve Been Everywhere” in 1962.
  • Gene Autry recorded the Number One single, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” in 1949.

Here’s Alan Jackson’s contribution to the Common Thread CD.


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