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- April 29, 2016 CDT
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Apr 29, 1943 Duane Allen is born in Taylortown, Texas. In 1966, he joins The Oak Ridge Boys, who successfully convert 11 years later from gospel music to country. Their version of "Elvira" sells 2 million copies, as they register more than 30 Top 10 hits through 1991, joining the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015
Apr 29, 1976 Following a show in Memphis, Bruce Springsteen scales the walls at Graceland in an attempt to meet Elvis Presley. He points out to security that he simultaneously appeared on the covers of Time and Newsweek, but guards boot him anyway
Apr 29, 2011 Garth Brooks sings "Friends In Low Places" at a Las Vegas wedding party for casino owner Steve Wynn. Also attending: Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg and Donald Trump
Apr 29, 2000 The third George Strait stadium festival tour kicks off at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. On the bill: Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, Mark Chesnutt, Asleep At The Wheel and Billy Gilman
Apr 29, 1977 Songwriter Ashley Gorley is born in Danville, Kentucky. He fashions such hits as Jason Aldean's "Just Gettin' Started," Carrie Underwood's "Good Girl," Luke Bryan's "That's My Kind Of Night" and Brad Paisley's "American Saturday Night"
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