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  • Apr 23, 1993
    Reba McEntire's album "Rumor Has It" is certified double-platinum by the RIAA
    Apr 23, 1992
    A 13-mile stretch of Mississippi Highway 23 is renamed for Tammy Wynette
    Apr 23, 1991
    Arista releases Alan Jackson's "Don't Rock The Jukebox," with a chorus that rhymes George Jones and The Rolling Stones
    Apr 23, 1989
    The state of Texas declares Roy Orbison Day
    Apr 23, 1988
    Ocie Stockard, a former member of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys, dies in a Fort Worth, Texas, nursing home. He played banjo on such recordings as "Keeper Of My Heart," "Bubbles In My Beer" and "Texarkana Baby" during his tenure from 1945-1952
    Apr 23, 1988
    With Roy Orbison in the crowd at the L.A. Sports Arena, Bruce Springsteen tells the audience that Orbison's "Only The Lonely" and "Oh, Pretty Woman" inspired him to write "Born To Run." The crowd then sings "Happy Birthday" to Orbison
    Apr 23, 1988
    Mickey Gilley and Lorrie Morgan appear on an episode of TV's "Hee Haw" co-hosted by Roy Clark and Jim Stafford
    Apr 23, 1988
    George Strait hits #1 on the Billboard country albums chart with "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')"
    Apr 23, 1988
    K.T. Oslin comes back to the top position on the Billboard country singles chart with "I'll Always Come Back"
    Apr 23, 1986
    Roy Orbison celebrates his 50th birthday by buying a home in Malibu, California

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