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24

This Day in Country Music History, May 24

2012
Jennifer Nettles sings "Stay" with contestant John Glosson as ABC-TV debuts the music competition "Duets." Nettles is joined as a coach by Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke and John Legend
2010
Josh Turner scoops up a gold single for "Why Don't We Just Dance"
2003
Randy Travis' gospel-tinged "Three Wooden Crosses" gets posted at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
1994
MCA releases David Lee Murphy's debut album, "Out With A Bang"
1991
The movie "Thelma & Louise" is released, with Pam Tillis a partial inspiration for the character of Thelma Dickinson. The movie includes music by Tillis, Kelly Willis and Glenn Frey, plus Tammy Wynette's "I Don't Wanna Play House"
1988
Billy Gilman is born in Westerly, Rhode Island. Making his TV debut at age 11 on the Academy of Country Music awards, he becomes an ACM nominee by age 12, as his crystal vocal tones propel his debut album, "One Voice," to 1 million sales
1975
"I'm Not Lisa" brings Jessi Colter her only #1 country single in Billboard
1955
Rosanne Cash is born in Memphis, Tennessee. The daughter of Johnny Cash, she infuses pop and rock influences in her own progressive recording career beginning in the late-1970s, winning a Grammy for "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me"
1947
Mike Reid is born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. A first-round NFL draft pick in 1970, he nabs a country hit 20 years later with "Walk On Faith," although he earns more success as a songwriter on "Inside," "He Talks To Me," "In This Life" and others
1941
Robert Zimmerman, the future Bob Dylan, is born at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. The singer/songwriter pens several country hits, including "It Ain't Me, Babe," "You Ain't Going Nowhere" and "To Make You Feel My Love"