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  • Nov 17, 1990
    Holly Dunn's "You Really Had Me Going" hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
    Nov 17, 1989
    Jo-El Sonnier's wife, Jamie, dies of a heart attack in Eunice, Louisiana
    Nov 17, 1989
    "Steel Magnolias," starring Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts, opens in movie theaters. "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)" is performed during an on-screen wedding reception
    Nov 17, 1988
    Bass player Reid Perry is born in Jackson, Mississippi. He becomes one-third of The Band Perry, which earns a triple-platinum single with "If I Die Young" and wins the Country Music Association's New Artist of the Year in 2011
    Nov 17, 1988
    Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles headline a globally televised concert in Rome to raise money for African child vaccinations. Also appearing: Little Richard, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, B.B. King and James Brown
    Nov 17, 1987
    The Country Music Foundation presents Minnie Pearl the Roy Acuff award for community service in Nashville
    Nov 17, 1986
    Lee Greenwood kicks off a week as a guest on "The New Hollywood Squares" with Erik Estrada and Bob Uecker
    Nov 17, 1984
    "Hee Haw" co-hosts Buck Owens and Roy Clark welcome The Osmonds as guests on the syndicated TV show
    Nov 17, 1983
    MCA releases Don Williams' "Stay Young"
    Nov 17, 1983
    Sometimes-country singer Linda Ronstadt earns a gold record for her pop standards album "What's New"

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