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This week in Billy Bob's History

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May 14, 1982

A young singer from South Texas named George Strait opens for Billy Joe Shaver. Strait arrives at Billy Bob's in a pickup truck with his gear in a small trailer. By the time he returns in July as an opening act for Doug Kershaw, he had release "Strait from the Heart," which features his first #1 single, "Fool Hearted Memory," as well as "Marina Del Ray" and "Amarillo by Morning."

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