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Today in Country Music, October 10. Hank Jr. win Entertainer of the Year!

Posted By: Barry Kent http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/barry.aspx · 10/10/2012 10:45:00 AM

Today in country music, October 10

On this day in 2011, Miranda Lambert told Ladies Home Journal how she and husband Blake Shelton balance each other... She said, "he loves to joke, and I'm the voice of reason...  

Today in 2006, BNA records released She Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool: A Tribute To Barbara Mandrell… contributors included Kenny Chesney, Reba Mcentire and Brad Paisley

Loretta Lynn and Roy Rogers were inducted into the country music hall of fame today back in 1988

And also on this day in 1988, Hank Williams Jr. Won the CMA'S entertainer of the year award

Randall Hank Williams (born May 26, 1949), better known as Hank Williams, Jr. and Bocephus. His musical style is often considered a blend of Southern rock, blues, and traditional country. He is the son of country music singer Hank Williams and the father of Hank Williams III, Holly Williams, Hilary Williams, Samuel Williams, and Katie Williams.

Williams began his career by following in his famed father's footsteps, singing his father's songs and imitating his father's style. Williams's own style slowly evolved as he struggled to find his own voice and place within the country music industry. This trend was interrupted by a near-fatal fall off the side of Ajax Mountain in Montana on August 8, 1975. After an extended recovery, he challenged the country music establishment with a blend of country, rock, and blues. Williams enjoyed much success in the 1980s, from which he earned considerable recognition and popularity both inside and outside the country music industry.

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