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Ricky Skaggs Sings The Blues, Cheyenne Kimball Hits The Road – Today In Country Music History

(L-R) Rachel Reinart, Mike Gossin, Cheyenne Kimball and Tom Gossin of Gloriana arrive at Warner Music Group's 2011 Post GRAMMY Event at Soho House on February 13, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Cheyenne Kimball left Gloriana on this date in 2011, Ricky Skaggs was singing the Blues in 1983, Johnny Cash started a 28 year partnership with Columbia Records and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History fro 09 July, 2012.

  • Cheyenne Kimball unexpectedly quit Gloriana via Twitter following a concert at the Franklin County Fair in Union, Missouri in 2011.
  • The Country Music Association unveiled 12 Hall of Fame honorees in 2001: Bill Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Sam Phillips, The Louvin Brothers, The Delmore Brothers, The Jordanaires, Webb Pierce, Don Gibson, The Everly Brothers, Don Law, Ken Nelson and Homer & Jethro.
  • A portion of Interstate 85 near Newnan, Georgia was dedicated as the Alan Jackson Highway in 2004.
  • Roy Acuff was one of 12 recipients of the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony hosted by President George Bush in 1991.
  • Ricky Skaggs rode to Number One in Billboard with “Highway 40 Blues” in 1983.
  • Merle Haggard recorded the Top 10 single “I Can’t Be Myself” in 1970.
  • Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records, his label for the next twenty-eight years, in 1958.
  • Carl Smith and June Carter married in Maryville, Tennessee in 1952.

Here’s Ricky Skaggs from his 1985 London performance.

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