Est. 1997

Eagles split. When asked if they would every get back together? "When Hell freezes over."

Some say the 1980 hit film, Urban Cowboy was one of the worst things to ever happen to country music. It made $53.3 million at the box office.

In 1980, Wynton Marsalis hit the road with Art Blakey.

12:01 a.m. Eastern Time,
Saturday, August 1, 1981, Video Killed The Radio Star with the new cable channel, they called MTV.

Ragtime, directed by Miloš Forman was released on November 20, 1981.

Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones at Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago.

In 1981, Alabama was named Top Vocal Group of the Year by the Country Music Association.

Lionel Richie leaves the Commodores for a solo career.

The Producers from Atlanta, Georgia perform live at the 1983 MTV New Year's Eve Ball.

In 1983, Stevie Ray Vaughan released Texas Flood

The Great Muddy Waters passed away.

Live from New York, It's Saturday Night with Eddie Murphy/James Brown.

Cyndi Lauper recorded Tom Gray's Money Changes Everything.

January 6 – February 23, 1983, R.E.M. recorded Murmur, their debut album.

March 7, 1983, The Nashville Network (TNN) went on the air at 8:00 PM EST with live remotes from New York, Dallas, Denver, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

On The Other Hand was Randy Travis' first single.

ZZ Top shift gears with Eliminator (1983) and Afterburner (1985).

Tina Turner topped the charts with What's Love Got to Do with It.

In 1985, Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine released Primitive Love.

Robert Cray released his fourth album Strong Persuader and won a Grammy Award for the single Smoking Gun.

FOUND: "Never been seen footage" of Bill Monroe.

Word Up! by Cameo was released in 1986.

1986 - Guitars and Cadillacs and hillbilly music were the only things that kept Dwight Yoakam hanging on.

L. A. Reid and Babyface formed LaFace Records in Atlanta.

Widespread Panic release Space Wrangler in 1988.

Harry Connick Jr. recorded 20 when he was 20 years old. On June 6, 12 & 19, 1989 he recorded the soundtrack to the 1989 Rob Reiner film When Harry Met Sally.

In 1989, The Indigo Girls' self-titled debut won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

By Carl P. McConnell