January 19th, 2005

On the eve of George W. Bush's second inauguration, Lee Greenwood, Kenny Chesney, The Gatlins, Sara Evans, Clay Walker, Lyle Lovett, Asleep At The Wheel, Robert Earl Keen, The Derailers and Neal McCoy perform at related events in Washington, D.C.

January 19th, 2001

Travis Tritt performed at the Republican Texas Ball in Washington D.C. as part of the events surrounding the inauguration of President George W. Bush.

January 19th, 1993

Kenny Rogers and Trisha Yearwood perform in "The Presidential Inaugural Gala" a day before Bill Clinton takes office. Others on the bill include Fleetwood Mac, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Chuck Berry and Elton John.

January 19th, 1977

The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band play at the inauguration of U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

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    photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images Entertainment


    Eric Church kicks off his first arena headlining tour in Fort Smith, Arkansas, with opening acts Brantley Gilbert, Sonia Leigh and The Cadillac Black.

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    Rockabilly legend Carl Perkins died from throat cancer after suffering several strokes.

    Called "the King of Rockabilly", he was inducted into the Rock and Roll, the Rockabilly, and the Nashville Songwriters  Halls of Fame; and was a Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipient. Paul McCartney even proclaimed that "if there were no Carl Perkins, there would be no Beatles."

    Perkins' most recognizable song was "Blue Suede Shoes", which he originally recovered and was later covered by Elvis Presley.

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    Johnny Cash makes his first television appearance on the CBS series The Jackie Gleason show.

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    Phil Everly (The Everly Brothers), was born in Chicago on this date in 1939. Along with older brother Don, The Everlys' harmonies become an influential sound, gaining them membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

    On January 3, 2014, Everly died at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, 16 days before his 75th birthday. The cause was complications from lung disease, brought on by a lifetime of smoking.

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