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  • Jan 1, 1980
    Tanya Tucker celebrates New Year's Day at Glen Campbell's house by shooting off an M-80 firecracker in the library. Campbell's wife, Sarah, orders her to leave
    Jan 1, 1980
    Buck Owens rides a "Hee Haw" float during the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Frank Sinatra is grand marshal of the event, which also features Stuart Hamblen riding with an equestrian group
    Jan 3, 1980
    Tom T. Hall throws a party for 75 at his Nashville-area home to rally support for Jimmy Carter's re-election campaign. Hall's Fox Hollow guests include: Bobby Bare, Hank Snow, Skeeter Davis, Teddy Wilburn, Jack Greene and Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius
    Jan 3, 1980
    Kenny Rogers is the leading country artist, named a finalist four times, as the American Music Awards nominations are announced. Waylon Jennings appears in three spots on the list; Crystal Gayle and Barbara Mandrell are each tabbed twice
    Jan 4, 1980
    Roy Clark, Kenny Rogers and Crystal Gayle appear on the Dick Clark-hosted NBC special "The Sensational Shocking Wonderful Wacky 70's" with Olivia Newton-John, Carly Simon, Billy Joel, Steve Martin, Evel Knievel and Shirley MacLaine
    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, 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 7, 1980
    Mercury releases George Burns' debut country album, "I Wish I Was Eighteen Again"
    Jan 8, 1980
    Kenny Rogers and songs he recorded grab seven Grammy nominations, with "The Gambler" up for Record of the Year. Rogers' producer, Larry Butler, is nominated for Producer of the Year
    Jan 9, 1980
    Dolly Parton is ranked at #6 on Mr. Blackwell's list of the 10 worst-dressed women. Bo Derek, the star of "10," finishes #1

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