1965: The Statler Brothers record “Flowers On The Wall” at a session originally slated for Johnny Cash, who failed to appear, at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville.
1975: George Jones and Tammy Wynette divorced after 6 years of marriage.
1980: Willie Nelson was at #1 on the country chart with “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys,” the title of a song from the soundtrack to the 1979 film The Electric Horseman, (starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda and directed by Sydney Pollack). Written by Sharon Vaughn, it become his fifth #1.
1987: George Strait was at #1 on the country chart with Ocean Front Property, his seventh studio album and Strait’s first to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. It was ranked #5 on CMT’s list of 40 Greatest Albums in Country Music in 2006.
1999: The Dixie Chicks take “You Were Mine” to the top of the Billboard country chart.
2003: The state of Texas observes Lee Ann Womack Day.
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