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50 years of Living Western Brought to you by Cavender’s: 1982

Hank Williams, Jr. (2006)
In October Hank Williams, Jr. has nine albums simultaneously on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart

Interest rates at year-end were 11.50%

GMC 1500 Pickup was $5,400 and gallon of gas 91 cents

Vietnam War Memorial Washington DC Maya Lin

Western heroes are honored: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC is dedicated

The Weather Channel airs on cable television for the first time

Time Magazine’s man of The Year is THE COMPUTER

LeAnn Rimes on stage

Kelly Clarkson 1982

Future country music stars LeAnn Rimes and Kelly Clarkson are born

Charismatic and tough bull rider Charles Sampson, Los Angeles, Calif. wins the PRCA World Championship

Photo Credit – ProRodeo Hall of Fame

Charismatic and tough bull rider Charles Sampson, Los Angeles, Calif. wins the PRCA World Championship

Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds star in the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

 

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