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Country Music Timeline: Gilley’s Nightclub Opens And Faith Hill Proves She’s Still Incredibly Sexy!

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Today in country music history marks the official day that the original Gilley’s Nightclub opens in Pasadena, TX, Randay Travis and Sara Evans make their Grand Ole Opry debut, and Faith Hill proves she’s still got it.

1897 — Dr. John Kellogg serves the first Corn Flakes.  He tries them out on his patients at a mental hospital in Battle Creek, MI.  The rooster on the box has a name.  It’s Cornelius.

1933 — The board game of Monopoly is introduced.  I’ve been trying for 30 years and have still never won a single game.

1971 — A seed is planted for the movie Urban Cowboy as Gilly’s nightclub opens in Pasadena, California.  It’s named after part-owner Mickey Gilley and inspires the movie Urban Cowboy.  It’s the home of the mechanical bull and answers the question about girls getting prettier at closing time.

1986 — Randy Travis makes his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.  Little Jimmy Dickens does the introduction and then Randy follows with a performance of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”

1994 — The Supreme Court rules that parodies can be considered “fair use” and they don’t require permission from the copyright holder.  Cledus T. Judd, Ray Stevens, and Weird Al Yankovich are back in business.

1998 — Sara Evans performs “Your Cheatin’ Heart” at her Grand Ole Opry debut.

1998 — George Strait gets yet another #1 Billboard hit with “Round About Way.”  Nobody in Nashville is surprised.

2008 — Faith Hill proves that she’s still incredibly sexy as she tops CMT’s list of “40 Sexiest Videos.”

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For more Country Music History check out CMT.com

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