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  • Apr 8, 1969
    Waylon Jennings records "MacArthur Park" with The Kimberlys at RCA Studio B in Nashville. The performance earns a Grammy award
    Apr 9, 1969
    Ray Charles performs "Born To Lose" on CBS-TV's "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour." Charles also joins Campbell and John Hartford on a version of Hank Snow's "I'm Moving On"
    Apr 9, 1969
    Elvis Presley's "His Hand In Mine" is blessed with an RIAA-certified gold album, his second gospel package to attain that recognition
    Apr 9, 1969
    Columbia releases Bob Dylan's "Nashville Skyline," the third in a trio of albums he recorded in Nashville during the late-1960s
    Apr 9, 1969
    Porter Wagoner becomes the first person to record Dolly Parton's "Coat Of Many Colors," two years before she has a hit with it
    Apr 10, 1969
    Johnny Cash is given an honorary life sentence by governor Winthrop Rockefeller when he performs for 900 inmates at Cummins Prison Park in Grady, Arkansas
    Apr 10, 1969
    Ray Stevens appears on the NBC series "The Dean Martin Show." Martin and guest Lou Rawls cover two country songs, "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Bye Bye Love"
    Apr 11, 1969
    Chalee Tennison is born in Freeport, Texas. After her third divorce in 1998, she moves to Nashville, where she signs with Asylum Records, releasing her debut album one year later. It brings her an awards nomination for Top New Female Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music
    Apr 11, 1969
    Bobby Goldsboro makes a guest appearance on ABC-TV's "This Is Tom Jones"
    Apr 12, 1969
    Loretta Lynn collects a #1 country single in Billboard with "Woman Of The World (Leave My World Alone)"

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