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  • May 17, 1975
    Freddy Fender's "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" rises to #1 on the Billboard country albums chart, a spot it occupies for a total of nine weeks
    May 22, 1975
    Freddy Fender's "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" earns a gold single from the RIAA
    Aug 29, 1975
    Freddy Fender picks up a gold album from the Recording Industry Association of America for "Before The Next Teardrop Falls"
    Sep 18, 1975
    Freddy Fender earns his second gold single of the year from the RIAA for "Wasted Days And Wasted Nights"
    Nov 25, 1975
    Donna Fargo holds her final recording session for ABC/Dot Records, the label she came to prominence with three years prior
    Jul 3, 1976
    Joe Stampley's "All These Things" hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
    Jan 5, 1978
    ABC/Dot becomes ABC Records as the Dot imprint is retired. The label represents Don Williams, Barbara Mandrell and The Oak Ridge Boys
    Oct 11, 1985
    MCA announces plans to reactive the Dot label in Nashville
    Apr 9, 2011
    Dot Records founder Randy Wood dies in La Jolla, California. Formed in Tennessee in 1950, the label featured Mac Wiseman as its top country act in the '50s. During the '70s, the ABC-affiliated label worked with Donna Fargo, Joe Stampley and Roy Clark
    Mar 24, 2014
    Big Machine reopens the Dot label in Nashville

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