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1955: Johnny Cash was part of a 5-date Webb Pierce package tour with Elvis Presley and Wanda Jackson, which played the opening night at the Mississippi- Alabama Fairgrounds in Tupelo, Mississippi.

1966: During recording sessions, Merle Haggard recorded “The Fugitive” (later titled “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive”), at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood, California.  The song which was written by Liz Anderson and Casey Anderson, (parents of country star Lynn Anderson), became one of the most closely associated with the early part of his career.

George Ducas is born in Texas City, Texas. His edgy, guitar-driven music finds the Top 10 in 1994 via “Lipstick Promises.”  He also writes Radney Foster’s “Just Call Me Lonesome,” The Eli Young Band’s “Always The Love Songs” and Sara Evans’ “A Real Fine Place To Start.”

1984: Hank Williams Jr. shot the video to “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight.” Directed by John Goodhue the video features artists such as Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Cheech and Chong, and several other celebrities in a party thrown by Hank Williams, Jr.  At the end of the video, a ghost Cadillac flies into the night sky, referencing the fact that his father, Hank Williams, Sr., died while riding in a Cadillac.  The video was the first video to ever win the CMA Music Video of the Year Award.

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