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  • May 1, 1980
    Jack Clement Studios become the Sound Emporium. Clement's studio was the site for such recordings as Kenny Rogers' "Lucille," Ray Stevens' "Everything Is Beautiful," Waylon Jennings' "I've Always Been Crazy," Don Williams' "Tulsa Time" and Todd Rundgren's "We Gotta Get You A Woman"
    May 1, 1980
    Larry Gatlin wins three times in the 15th Academy Of Country Music awards, aired on NBC from Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, taking Top Male Vocalist, Single Record ("All The Gold In California") and Album of the Year ("Straight Ahead")
    May 2, 1980
    Glen Campbell & Tanya Tucker record "Dream Lover" at Nashville's Creative Workshop. The song earns a Grammy nomination the following year
    May 3, 1980
    Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Sissy Spacek and former president Gerald Ford are among the celebrities in the infield at Churchill Downs in Louisville as Genuine Risk wins the Kentucky Derby
    May 3, 1980
    Charley Pride hits #1 on the Billboard country albums chart with a project built around Hank Williams songs, "There's A Little Bit Of Hank In Me"
    May 3, 1980
    Debby Boone hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Are You On The Road To Lovin' Me Again"
    May 4, 1980
    Marty Robbins finishes 33rd in the Winston 500 driving a 1978 Dodge Magnum at the Alabama International Speedway in Talladega
    May 5, 1980
    Phil Everly and Emmylou Harris play a benefit at The Palomino in Los Angeles
    May 6, 1980
    Mel Tillis and Debby Boone each make their second appearance on the short-lived NBC variety program "The Big Show." Also in the week's cast: Gene Kelly, Nancy Walker and Placido Domingo
    May 7, 1980
    Pop singer Andy Gibb earns a gold album from the RIAA for "After Dark." It contains "Rest Your Love On Me," penned by Gibb's brother, Bee Gee Barry Gibb. Within two months, Conway Twitty records the song

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