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  • Apr 1, 1988
    Baillie & The Boys founders Kathie Baillie and Michael Bonagura welcome a daughter, Alyssa Bonagura, in Tennessee
    Apr 2, 1988
    Reba McEntire's "Love Will Find Its Way To You" finds its way to #1 on the Billboard country singles list
    Apr 4, 1988
    Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens record "Streets Of Bakersfield" at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood
    Apr 4, 1988
    MCA releases Skip Ewing's debut album, "The Coast Of Colorado"
    Apr 4, 1988
    Garth Brooks auditions for Capitol Records executives Jim Foglesong and Lynn Shults. Two months later, after Shults sees him play a live club date, Brooks lands a recording deal with the label
    Apr 8, 1988
    Columbia releases Rodney Crowell's album "Diamonds & Dirt"
    Apr 8, 1988
    Randy Travis earns a double-platinum album from the RIAA for "Storms Of Life"
    Apr 8, 1988
    Alan and Suzanne Osmond give birth to a seventh son, Alexander Thomas Osmond
    Apr 9, 1988
    R&B singer Brook Benton dies of pneumonia at New York's Mary Immaculate Hospital. Several of Benton's songs were remade in country, including Hank Williams Jr.'s "Rainy Night In Georgia," Sonny James' "Endlessly" and Randy Travis' "It's Just A Matter Of Time"
    Apr 9, 1988
    R&B singer Dave Prater dies in a car accident near Sycamore, Georgia. As one-half of Sam & Dave, he sang on the 1967 hit "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby," translated as a country single by Sonny James in 1976

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