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Clay Walker Dreams, The Dixie Chicks Fly – Today In Country Music History

Clay Walker arrives at the 19th Annual Race to Erase MS held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 18, 2012 in Century City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Race to Erase MS)

The Dixie Chicks flew on this date in 1999, Clay Walker dreamed in 1994, Merle Haggard had the number one Country song in the nation in 1968 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 31 August, 2012.

  • The Dixie ChicksFly album was released in 1999.
  • Clay Walker earned his first platinum album with his self-titled debut in 1994.
  • George Jones topped the Billboard country singles list with “The Grand Tour” in 1974.
  • Dolly Parton‘s “Love Is Like A Butterfly” became her third Number One in a year in 1974.
  • Merle Haggard‘s prison-themed “Mama Tried” claimed the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart in 1968.
  • Jeannie C. Riley made her Opry debut in 1968.
  • Roy Clark married Barbara Joyce Rupard in 1957.

Here’s a little Clay Walker from the ’90s.

 

 

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Dave D.

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