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  • Apr 1, 1984
    Carrie Carter dies in Fort Worth, Texas. Her late husband, David "Dad" Carter, was the founder of The Chuck Wagon Gang, a country-gospel family act that featured their children Anna, Rose and Jim Carter
    Apr 1, 1984
    California Angels owner Gene Autry brings former president Richard Nixon to the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage to deliver a speech to the team the day before the baseball season begins. Also present: ex-president Gerald Ford
    Apr 1, 1984
    Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father at their Los Angeles home. Nicknamed the Prince of Soul, the former Motown star gets referenced in the first verse of Thomas Rhett's 2015 country single "Die A Happy Man"
    Apr 1, 1982
    George Jones' relatives seek to have him committed. They obtain papers, but hesitate to file them
    Apr 1, 1982
    After working as a backing band for singer/songwriter Don King, Sawyer Brown makes its debut as a group--under the name Savannah--at Knight's Corral on Nolensville Road in Nashville
    Apr 1, 1982
    MCA releases Lee Greenwood's debut album, "Inside Out"
    Apr 1, 1981
    Billy Bob's Texas, the world's biggest honky tonk, opens in Fort Worth with a concert by Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band
    Apr 1, 1981
    "Roses In The Snow" earns Emmylou Harris her fifth gold album from the RIAA
    Apr 1, 1981
    CBS airs "Country Comes Home," a special featuring Johnny Cash, Crystal Gayle, Roy Clark, Loretta Lynn, Ray Charles, Lacy J. Dalton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker and Glen Campbell
    Apr 1, 1980
    Singer/songwriter Kip Moore is born in Tifton, Georgia. With a gravelly voice and a Springsteen intensity, he snags Top 5 singles with "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck," "Beer Money," "Hey Pretty Girl" and "More Girls Like You"

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