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  • Oct 20, 1969
    Capitol releases Buck Owens' "Big In Vegas"
    Oct 20, 1969
    Merle Haggard sings "Okie From Muskogee" during "The Music Scene" on ABC. Also featured are Steve Lawrence, Sly & The Family Stone and The Temptations
    Oct 20, 1967
    Red Foley, Jim Reeves, artist manager J.L. Frank and record producer Steve Sholes join the Country Music Hall of Fame during the first Country Music Association awards ceremony in Nashville
    Oct 20, 1967
    Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs record their third studio version of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," this time with record producer Bob Johnston at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville
    Oct 20, 1967
    Jack Greene is a triple-winner in the inaugural Country Music Association awards in Nashville, taking Male Vocalist and Album of the Year, for "There Goes My Everything." The title track claims Single of the Year and wins Song of the Year for songwriter Dallas Frazier
    Oct 20, 1966
    The movie "Nashville Rebel," starring Waylon Jennings, has its world premiere at the Tennessee Theater in Nashville. The cast includes Sonny James, Tex Ritter, Faron Young, The Wilburn Brothers, Ralph Emery and Loretta Lynn
    Oct 20, 1964
    Drummer Jim Sonefeld is born. He comes to prominence as a member of Hootie + The Blowfish, known for its multi-platinum 1994 album "Cracked Rear View." The group picks up a Top 5 country album with the 2019 release "Imperfect Circle"
    Oct 20, 1962
    Leroy Van Dyke joins the Grand Ole Opry
    Oct 20, 1962
    Roy Acuff begins a seven-week USO tour that features performances before American military personnel in more than 10 nations, including Ethiopia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon and Libya
    Oct 20, 1961
    Bob Dylan records his self-titled debut album. It begins a lengthy career in which he writes such country hits as Johnny Cash's "It Ain't Me, Babe," Garth Brooks' "To Make You Feel My Love" and Judy Rodman's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"

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