THE QUEEN OF COUNTRY MUSIC IS 65 TODAY

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Dolly Rebecca Parton , is a singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist, best-known for her work in country music. In the four-and-a-half decades
since her national chard debut, she remains one of the most-successful female artists in the history of country music with twenty-five number-one singles, and a record forty-one
top-ten country albums. She has the distinction of having performed on a top-five hit in each of the last five decades and is tied with Reba Mc Entire as the only country artists with number- one singles in four consecutive decades. In 1967, country star Porter Wagner, seen above with Dolly, invited Parton to join him on his weekly syndicated
TV program The Porter Wagner Show,and also to become a part of his road show.

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THE GRAND OLE OPRY IS ON THE AIR!

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It was on this date in 1925 when The Grand Ole
Opry debuted on Nashville’s radio station WSM.
The  weekly country music concert has been
presenting the biggest names in the field and
is among the longest-running radio shows in
the history.

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           Opry founder George D. Hay

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The Delmore Brothers with Uncle Dave Macon (seated) were
among the first stars of the weekly country music show.

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                            The Grand Ole Opry today.

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