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  • Apr 23, 1969
    The Ash Grove suffers the first of three devastating fires, this one requiring four months of repair before reopening. The Los Angeles venue has hosted such acts as Bill Monroe, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Flatt & Scruggs and Maybelle Carter
    Apr 23, 1969
    Roy Drusky records "Such A Fool" and "My Grass Is Green" at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville
    Apr 23, 1969
    Johnny Cash sings "Folsom Prison Blues" and duets with June Carter on "Jackson" during CBS-TV's "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour." They're joined on the show by John Hartford, Vikki Carr and comedian Bob Newhart
    Apr 24, 1969
    Dean Martin performs a medley of recent country hits--"Gentle On My Mind," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "Little Green Apples"--on his NBC television series, "The Dean Martin Show"
    Apr 24, 1969
    Barbara Mandrell holds her first recording session, for Columbia Records
    Apr 24, 1969
    Dave Dudley records "George (And The North Woods)" at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville
    Apr 24, 1969
    Bob Dylan begins recording his album "Self Portrait" at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville, with Charlie Daniels among the session players. Other musicians include Charlie McCoy, Fred Carter Jr., Pete Drake and Kenny Buttrey
    Apr 25, 1969
    Actress Renee Zellweger is born in Katy, Texas. Noted for her roles in "Jerry Maguire," "Bridget Jones's Diary" and "Nurse Betty," she weds country singer Kenny Chesney in 2005, though the marriage is annulled within a few months
    Apr 26, 1969
    Lynn Anderson is a guest on ABC-TV's weekly champagne-music series "The Lawrence Welk Show"
    Apr 28, 1969
    Glen Campbell wins three times in the fourth Academy of Country & Western Music awards at the Palladium in Hollywood. He takes Top Male Vocalist and Television Personality; and shares Album of the Year, for "Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell"

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