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Roger, Willie & EYB

1936: Roger Miller is born in Fort Worth, Texas. Raised in Erick, Oklahoma, Miller’s quirky songwriting and sense of humor lead to such hits as “King Of The Road,” “Dang Me” and “Chug-A-Lug,” launching him into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  A lifelong cigarette smoker Miller died on October 25, 1992 of lung and throat cancer at the age of 56.

1975: “Austin City Limits” premieres on PBS with Willie Nelson as the first featured guest. The set list includes “Good Hearted Woman,” “Whiskey River,” “Okie From Muskogee” and “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.”  Check this out:

2010: The Eli Young Band performs the national anthem before the Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Ole Miss Rebels slam the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the NCAA game, 21-7

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