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  • Feb 15, 1980
    RCA releases Eddy Arnold's "Let's Get It While The Gettin's Good"
    Feb 15, 1980
    Astro releases Johnny Lee's first recording of "Cherokee Fiddle," written by Michael Martin Murphey. A newer version becomes a hit three years later
    Feb 15, 1980
    Warner Bros. releases John Anderson's "She Just Started Liking Cheatin' Songs"
    Feb 16, 1980
    The Oak Ridge Boys perform "Y'All Come Back Saloon," "Dream On" and "Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight" on the syndicated TV show "Pop! Goes The Country." Hosted by Ralph Emery, the episode also has Cristy Lane singing "Simple Little Words" and songwriter Kenny O'Dell doing "Behind Closed Doors"
    Feb 16, 1980
    Don Williams reaches the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with "Love Me Over Again"
    Feb 16, 1980
    Ray Stevens performs "Shriner's Convention" on "Hee Haw," also featuring Ava Barber and Boxcar Willie, whose train medley includes "Orange Blossom Special," "Wabash Cannonball" and "Night Train To Memphis." Buck Owens covers "The Bottle Let Me Down" and joins Kenny Price and Roy Clark at the close on "Detour"
    Feb 17, 1980
    Mickey Gilley and Johnny Paycheck share the spotlight on PBS-TV's "Soundstage"
    Feb 18, 1980
    Charlene Tilton, the future wife of Johnny Lee, makes a guest appearance on the ABC sitcom "Laverne And Shirley"
    Feb 18, 1980
    Elektra releases Eddie Rabbitt's "Gone Too Far"
    Feb 19, 1980
    Hard-rock singer/songwriter Bon Scott dies after a night of heavy drinking in London. He sang "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" and "Highway To Hell" for AC/DC, referenced in Craig Morgan's 2009 country hit "Bonfire"

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