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  • Feb 11, 1980
    Bass player Jon Jones is born in Omaha, Nebraska. He becomes a founding member of The Eli Young Band, who come to prominence with the 2011 single "Crazy Girl," the 2012 hit "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" and the 2013 release "Drunk Last Night"
    Feb 11, 1980
    Mickey Gilley records the Buddy Holly song "True Love Ways" at Audio Media Recorders in Nashville
    Feb 11, 1980
    The Judds begin appearing regularly on "The Ralph Emery Show," an early-morning program on Nashville's WSM-TV. It marks the start of their rise to fame in Music City
    Feb 11, 1980
    Hank Williams Jr. records "Kaw-Liga" at Nashville's Sound Stage
    Feb 12, 1980
    RCA releases Ray Stevens' album "Shriner's Convention"
    Feb 12, 1980
    Tom T. Hall and Dixie Hall host a $250-a-plate fundraiser at his home in Franklin, Tennessee, for president Jimmy Carter's re-election campaign. Guests include Johnny Cash, John Carter Cash, Hank Snow and Skeeter Davis
    Feb 12, 1980
    Hank Williams Jr. records "Old Habits" at Nashville's Sound Stage
    Feb 12, 1980
    RCA releases Charley Pride's album "There's A Little Bit Of Hank In Me"
    Feb 13, 1980
    Some 200 music industry friends join Johnny Cash at his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, to celebrate his 25th anniversary in show business. The centerpiece for the gathering is a 28-inch bust of Cash made from lard
    Feb 14, 1980
    NBC presents "Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty." John McEuen handles musical scoring for the special, which weirdly features the comedian in a shootout with a chimp to the strains of the Marty Robbins classic "El Paso"

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