January 29 – This Day in Country Music

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1962
Patsy Cline released her third EP which featured four new songs from her recording sessions under Decca Records the previous year. “Crazy”, “Foolin’ ‘Round”,”Who Can I Count on”, and “South of the Border (Down Mexico Way).”

1969
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour premiered on CBS, for what would be a three-year run. Guests for the first episode were singer, Bobbie Gentry, songwriter John Hartford, (“Gentle On My Mind”), The Smothers Brothers and comedian Pat Paulsen.

1972
Merle Haggard was at #1 on the US Country charts with the Tommy Collins penned song “Carolyn”, the singers eleventh chart topper.

1977
Emmylou Harris released Luxury Liner which became her second successive #1 country album on the Billboard Music Charts.

2008
Rascal Flatts played their first ever gig outside the US when they appeared at the 100 Club on Oxford Street, London, England.

2020
Eddie Setser the writer behind songs by the Oak Ridge Boys, Faith Hill and many more, died age 77. His most famous song is “Seven Spanish Angels,” which he wrote with friend and mentor Troy Seals. Ray Charles and Willie Nelson recorded the track and took it to #1.