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  • Apr 1, 1980
    Singer/songwriter Kip Moore is born in Tifton, Georgia. With a gravelly voice and a Springsteen intensity, he snags Top 5 singles with "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck," "Beer Money," "Hey Pretty Girl" and "More Girls Like You"
    Apr 2, 1980
    Anne Murray wins four of Canada's Juno awards, including Best Single, for "I Just Fall In Love Again"
    Apr 2, 1980
    Syndicated radio host Bobby Bones is born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He earns a Top 5 country album in 2016 when his comedic duo, Bobby Bones And The Raging Idiots, releases "The Critics Give It 5 Stars"
    Apr 3, 1980
    RCA releases Razzy Bailey's "Too Old To Play Cowboy"
    Apr 4, 1980
    Red Sovine dies after suffering a heart attack while driving a van in Nashville. A member of the Grand Ole Opry beginning in 1954, he gained his biggest recognition for the recitation records "Teddy Bear," "Giddyup Go" and "Phantom 309"
    Apr 4, 1980
    Mickey Gilley records "Stand By Me" in Nashville for the movie "Urban Cowboy"
    Apr 5, 1980
    The Bellamy Brothers snag a #1 country single in Billboard with "Sugar Daddy"
    Apr 7, 1980
    Elektra releases Mel Tillis' single "Your Body Is An Outlaw," featuring backing vocals by daughter Pam Tillis
    Apr 8, 1980
    Kenny Rogers portrays Brady Hawkes for the first time as CBS airs a TV movie built around his signature hit, "The Gambler"
    Apr 8, 1980
    Songwriter Ross Golan is born in Evanston, Illinois. In addition to writing songs for pop stars Nicki Minaj, CeeLo Green and Justin Bieber, he pens the Lady Antebellum country hit "Compass"

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