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  • Dec 22, 1988
    Jimmy Buffett files for divorce from Janie in Key West, Florida. Seven months later, he rescinds the action
    Dec 24, 1988
    Columbia releases Ricky Van Shelton's "From A Jack To A King"
    Dec 24, 1988
    Keith Whitley checks in at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "When You Say Nothing At All"
    Dec 24, 1988
    Songwriter Curtis Wright marries Sonja McKim in Calvin, Pennsylvania. Among Wright's compositions are Ronnie Milsap's "A Woman In Love" and Shenandoah's "Next To You, Next To Me"
    Dec 25, 1988
    A pipe bursts in songwriter Gretchen Peters' Nashville apartment, forcing a plumber to make repairs at 3 a.m. He stays for coffee cake with Peters and her four roommates, and she uses the cracked pipe as a future Christmas tree decoration
    Dec 25, 1988
    Willie Nelson and Ann-Marie D'Angelo have a son, Lukas Nelson, in Austin
    Dec 26, 1988
    MCA releases George Strait's "Baby's Gotten Good At Goodbye"
    Dec 26, 1988
    Lisa Marie Presley ranks among People magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People Of The Year." Also listed: George Bush, Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks and Merv Griffin
    Dec 28, 1988
    Gary Morris hosts the halftime show at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, singing "God Bless America" from a birthday-cake float. The Indiana Hoosiers defeat the South Carolina Gamecocks, 34-10
    Dec 30, 1988
    John Denver helps celebrate George Burns as CBS telecasts "The Kennedy Center Honors." Also on the special are Bob Hope, Faye Dunaway, president Ronald Reagan and president-elect George Bush

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