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  • Jan 1, 1988
    RCA releases The Judds' "Turn It Loose"
    Jan 2, 1988
    Gordon Lightfoot portrays an alcoholic country singer stalking a woman who witnessed him commit a murder on the ABC-TV drama "Hotel"
    Jan 3, 1988
    John Dopyera, who invented the Dobro along with his brother Emil Dopyera, dies in Grand Pass, Oregon
    Jan 3, 1988
    Former teen idol Shaun Cassidy kidnaps Willie Nelson -- on screen anyway -- as CBS airs the TV movie "Once Upon A Texas Train"
    Jan 3, 1988
    Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton perform a medley that includes "Stand By Your Man," "Apartment #9," "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," "I Don't Wanna Play House" and "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad" on ABC-TV's "Dolly!" The episode also features Ricky Skaggs and comedian Joe Piscopo
    Jan 5, 1988
    Sony buys CBS Records, including the contracts of Ricky Van Shelton, George Jones, Ricky Skaggs and Tammy Wynette
    Jan 5, 1988
    "Big River" makes its Nashville debut at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, with Roger Miller portraying "Pap"
    Jan 7, 1988
    Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson sing "Waltz Across Texas" at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House to celebrate the Country Music Association's 30th anniversary. Set for national telecast on January 23, the CBS show features Alabama, Rosanne Cash, The Judds and Randy Travis, among others
    Jan 7, 1988
    Restless Heart keyboard player Dave Innis and his wife, Angie, welcome a son, Isom Innis, in Nashville
    Jan 7, 1988
    Columbia releases Shenandoah's self-titled debut album

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