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  • Apr 1, 1979
    Mark Herndon joins Alabama as the band's drummer
    Apr 1, 1979
    Shooting begins in Nashville on Loretta Lynn's life story, "Coal Miner's Daughter," with Sissy Spacek in the lead role
    Apr 2, 1979
    Leon Russell makes his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry House, playing piano with Willie Nelson. The audience includes Crystal Gayle
    Apr 2, 1979
    John Wesley Ryles records "Liberated Woman" at the Soundshop in Nashville
    Apr 6, 1979
    Claiming the worst is behind him, embattled George Jones performs at Nashville's Exit/In just two months after filing for bankruptcy. The concert becomes a celebrated moment in Jones' lore
    Apr 6, 1979
    R&B duo Peaches & Herb gets a gold single from the RIAA for "Reunited." Within weeks, Louise Mandrell & R.C. Bannon record a hit country version of the song
    Apr 6, 1979
    Sammi Smith is a guest on the syndicated "Hee Haw Honeys"
    Apr 7, 1979
    Rosanne Cash marries Rodney Crowell
    Apr 7, 1979
    Linda Ronstadt and California governor Jerry Brown arrive in Monrovia, Liberia, for a 10-day African vacation in which they are hounded by the press
    Apr 7, 1979
    Marty Robbins receives a golden trustee award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. The award is presented by Gene Autry

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