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This Day in Texas History: Willie Takes His Fourth of July Show to Luckenbach

This Day in Texas History: Willie Takes His Fourth of July Show to Luckenbach July 04, 1995 On this day in 1995, Luckenbach, Texas, where “Everybody is Somebody,” was the site of Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic. The event drew thousands to the “town,” which had a population of three. Luckenbach is on Ranch…
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This Day in Texas History: Legendary Texas Yodeler Silenced

This Day in Texas History: Legendary Texas Yodeler Silenced March 20, 1987 On this day in 1987, legendary Austin country singer and tavern owner Kenneth Threadgill died of a pulmonary embolism. Threadgill was born in Peniel, Texas, in 1909, the son of a minister. As a youngster, Threadgill was working at Beaumont’s Tivoli Theater when…
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Today’s Notable Texan: Waylon Jennings

Today’s Notable Texan: Waylon Jennings (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Country music icon Waylon Arnold Jennings (1937–2002) was born near Littlefield, Texas, on June 15, 1937, the son of William Albert and Lorene Bea (Shipley) Jennings. Waylon was born on the J. W. Bittner farm, where his father was working as a tenant farmer. The family later moved…
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