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Saturday, 25 October 1969

Tammy Wynette - The Ways To Love A Man

Saturday, 25 October 1975

Tanya Tucker - San Antoino Stroll

Saturday, 25 October 1986

Crystal Gayle - Cry

Saturday, 25 October 1997

Tim McGraw - Everywhere

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Wednesday, 25 October 1972

anderson howard Bill Anderson and Jan Howard announce they're splitting as a duo RolandNote

Tuesday, 25 October 1983

mel tillis Mel Tillis purchases Cedarwood Publishing for $3 million. Cedarwood copyrights include the Tillis-penned songs "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town," "Detroit City" and "Burning Memories" RolandNote

Sunday, 25 October 1992

RogerMiller Roger Miller dies of cancer in Los Angeles. A singer-songwriter with a quirky brand of humor, he sang "King Of The Road," "Chug-A-Lug" and "Dang Me," among others, and wrote hits by Alan Jackson, Jim Reeves and Ernest Tubb. He enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1995 RolandNote

Saturday, 25 October 1997

johnny-cash-08 During a performance in Flint, Michigan, Johnny Cash struggles with his balance, then announces to the crowd that he has Parkinson's disease. The following month he is hospitalized for Shy-Drager syndrome RolandNote

Saturday, 25 October 2003

jimmy-dean Jimmy Dean holds a yard sale at his home in Richmond, Virginia. Among the items sold: a picture of Dean and Elvis Presley, which goes for $100; and a "Jimmy Dean For Coroner" ballcap, $1 RolandNote

Tuesday, 25 October 2005

minnie pearl statue A statue of Minnie Pearl is installed in Centerville, Tennessee RolandNote

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Barbara Mandrell Barbara Mandrell does her civic duty by serving on a jury in Tennessee RolandNote

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