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  • Jan 5, 1982
    Juice Newton's album "Juice" is certified platinum by the RIAA
    Jan 5, 1982
    Kenny Rogers' album "Christmas" is certified gold and platinum by the RIAA
    Jan 5, 1982
    Earl Scruggs and Tom T. Hall record an early version of the Alabama hit "Song Of The South" in Nashville. Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash and The Oak Ridge Boys lend backing vocals. In the band: Randy Scruggs, Byron Berline and Jerry Douglas
    Jan 5, 1981
    Marty Robbins is admitted to Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville four days after he suffered a mild heart attack
    Jan 5, 1981
    Elvis Presley's former girlfriend, Linda Thompson, marries Bruce Jenner at Diamond Head beach in Honolulu, Hawaii
    Jan 5, 1981
    Kenny Rogers grabs six nominations for the upcoming American Music Awards. Double-nominee Crystal Gayle is the only other country artist named more than once
    Jan 5, 1980
    Buck Owens, Kenny Price and Roy Clark cover "Daddy Sang Bass" on the first episode of "Hee Haw" during the 1980s. Guests include Faron Young, Barbi Benton, Ed McMahon and 10-year-old Kathy Kitchen, who sings "It's A Heartache"
    Jan 5, 1980
    Kenny Rogers kicks off a three-week run at the top of the Billboard country singles chart with "Coward Of The County"
    Jan 5, 1979
    John Anderson records his first Top 10 single, "1959," at the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville during a midday session
    Jan 5, 1979
    Warner/Curb releases Debby Boone's cover of the Connie Francis pop hit "My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own"

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