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  • Jan 1, 1941
    Minnie Pearl goes on her first tour with Roy Acuff, playing Evansville, Indiana, as part of a package that also features Eddy Arnold and Pee Wee King
    Jan 3, 1941
    Keyboard player Jeff Gutcheon is born in New York City. In addition to working with Maria Muldaur and John Sebastian, he helps create the Fats Waller Broadway revue "Ain't Misbehavin'" and plays on Willie Nelson's country hit "Uncloudy Day"
    Jan 4, 1941
    "Trail Of The Silver Spurs" debuts in movie theaters, with "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)" songwriter Eddie Dean in a minor role
    Jan 9, 1941
    Roy Head is born in Three Rivers, Texas. His pop hit "Treat Her Right," becomes a Top 15 country single for Barbara Mandrell, who remakes it as "Treat Him Right." Head lands more than 20 records on the Billboard country chart in 11 years, beginning in 1974, though none moves higher than #16
    Jan 14, 1941
    Actress Faye Dunaway is born in Bascom, Florida. Known for her work in "Bonnie And Clyde," "Network" and "The Towering Inferno," she is referenced in The Statler Brothers' 1977 country hit "The Movies"
    Jan 14, 1941
    Roy Rogers and Gabby Hayes are the good guys in "Robin Hood Of The Pecos," which debuts on the big screen. Spade Cooley has a cameo appearance as a Civil War-era soldier
    Jan 17, 1941
    "Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga" debuts in movie theaters. The nightclub comedy features music from Jimmy Wakely and Johnny Bond
    Jan 18, 1941
    Bobby Goldsboro is born in Marianna, Florida. His sentimental "Honey" sells a million copies in 1968. He also earns a Top 10 country hit with his 1971 single "Watching Scotty Grow" and writes Johnny Darrell's "With Pen In Hand" and Brenda Lee's "The Cowgirl And The Dandy"
    Jan 19, 1941
    Carolyn Young is born. She gives birth at the age of 25 to a future country singer, Darius Rucker
    Jan 23, 1941
    Buddy Buie is born in Dothan, Alabama. He writes The Classics IV pop hits "Stormy" and "Traces," and forms the Atlanta Rhythm Section. Buie also co-writes the Wynonna country hit "Rock Bottom"

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