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46 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’

Forty-five years ago today (Aug. 21, 1969) was an epic day for Johnny Cash. It was on this day that the singer soared to the top of the charts with his live single, "A Boy Named Sue," from his At San Quentin album.

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Story Behind the Song: Kenny Rogers, ‘Twenty Years Ago’

When Kenny Rogers released "Twenty Years Ago" in January of 1987, it had already been cut by a handful of other artists -- but none had a version that was as big a hit as Rogers'. The song hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Inside, Wood Newton, who penned "Twenty Years Ago" with Dan Tyler, C. Michael Spriggs and Michael Noble, tells The Boot about writing the tune.

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Garth Brooks corn maze
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Wisconsin Farm Creates Corn Maze Tribute to Garth Brooks

It's hard not to be a Garth Brooks fan, but one Wisconsin farm has taken their admiration to the extreme. Govin's Farm in Menomonie, Wis., has created an elaborate corn maze that, when viewed from above, shows Brooks playing his guitar.

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Charlie Daniels
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36 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Earns Gold Single for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’

Charlie Daniels' single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" earned gold status, signifying sales in excess of 500,000 units, 36 years ago today (Aug. 21, 1979).

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Johnny Cash American Rebel documentary
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New Johnny Cash Documentary to Air in September

A new Johnny Cash documentary, honoring the country music legend's extraordinary life and career, is being released to commemorate the 12th anniversary of his death.

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Coat of Many Colors TV movie air date
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Air Date Announced for ‘Coat of Many Colors’ TV Movie

Dolly Parton's first NBC TV movie, Coat of Many Colors, officially has an air date.

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Garth Brooks Milwaukee 2015
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Garth Brooks Announces First Wisconsin World Tour Dates

Garth Brooks' World Tour has yet to travel to the great state of Wisconsin, but that will change in late September. The country superstar has announced new tour dates in Milwaukee, Wis.

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Reba McEntire The Land Before Time movie 2016
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Reba McEntire Lends Her Voice to New ‘Land Before Time’ Movie

Country music fans going to see the next The Land Before Time movie may recognize one of the characters' voices: Reba McEntire has recorded a role for the new film.

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30 Years Ago: ‘Highwayman’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard

Thirty years ago today (Aug. 17, 1985) was a significant day for the country music supergroup the Highwaymen, made up of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash. It was on this day their debut single, "Highwayman," soared to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

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Dolly Parton Jolene TV movie
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Dolly Parton’s Next TV Movie Will Be Based on ‘Jolene’

Dolly Parton's first TV movie, Coat of Many Colors, doesn't even have an air date yet, but the country legend is already thinking about the next one. On Thursday (Aug. 13), during NBC's day of the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Parton revealed that her second made-for-TV film for the TV network will be based on her song "Jolene."

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