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  • On this day July 16, 2012
    American country music singer Kitty Wells died in Madison, Tennessee, from complications of a stroke. She was 92. Her 1952 hit "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", made her the first female country singer to top the US country charts, and turned her into the first female country star. Her Top 10 hits […]
  • On this day July 16, 1986
    Dolly Partons theme park opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. has over 3,000 people on its payroll, making it the largest employer in the community. In addition to standard amusement park thrill rides, features traditional crafts and music of the Smoky Mountains area.