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Notable dates in the history of country


12 JANUARY 1905

Woodward Maurice Ritter, better known as Tex Ritter, was born. A huge star from the 1930s to the 60s, Ritter was the first artist signed to Capitol Records in 1944, where he scored a hit with I’m Wastin’ My Tears On You. He appeared in 85 movies and even had his own comics! He died in 1974, ten days before his 69th birthday.

13 JAN 1968

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