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Re: This Day in Country Music

3rd Jan 1976, C. W. McCall was at #1 on the US country album chart with Black Bear Road, which included the #1 hit novelty song, "Convoy". The song itself was largely responsible for starting a nationwide citizens' band radio craze. The song "Black Bear Road" in turn popularized ...
by Spiritinthesky
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:58 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

Re: This Day in Country Music

2nd Jan 1936, Born on this day in Fort Worth, Texas, was Roger Miller the singer, songwriter, musician and actor, best known for his honky tonk-influenced novelty songs. His best known songs included the chart-topping country/pop hits "King of the Road", "Dang Me" and "Engla...
by Spiritinthesky
Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:23 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

Re: This Day in Country Music

1st Jan 1953, American singer-songwriter and musician Hank Williams died aged 29. Williams is regarded as one of the most important country music artists of all time. 35 of his singles (five released posthumously) were placed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, i...
by Spiritinthesky
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:13 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

Re: This Day in Country Music

31st Dec 1943, Born on this day in Roswell, New Mexico, was John Denver (Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.), singer, songwriter, activist, and humanitarian. Denver recorded and released over 300 songs, earning him 12 gold and 4 platinum albums with his signature songs "Sunshine on My Shoulders"...
by Spiritinthesky
Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:49 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

Re: This Day in Country Music

30th Dec 1952, Hank Williams loaded up his '52 Cadillac with his guitar, stage suits and other things he would need for this short tour that would take him up through West Virginia and Ohio. At around 11:30am Charles Carr, a 19 year old college freshman Hank had hired to drive him, left his mothers ...
by Spiritinthesky
Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:19 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

Re: This Day in Country Music

29th Dec 1970, Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the US Country charts with "Rose Garden". Written by Joe South, the song was also a major pop hit internationally, topping the charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Norway and hitting the top three in the United Kingdom. Anderson's ver...
by Spiritinthesky
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:58 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

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28th Dec 1958, Born on this day in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was Joe Diffie, country music singer known for his ballads and novelty songs. Diffie has scored five #1 singles: "Home", "If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)", "Third Rock from the Sun", "Pickup Man" and &...
by Spiritinthesky
Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:33 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

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27th Dec 1989, Ronnie Milsap was at #1 on the Country music singles chart with "A Woman in Love", a song written by Curtis Wright and Doug Millett. It was released as the third single from the album Stranger Things Have Happened and was his last song to reach #1 on the US country singles c...
by Spiritinthesky
Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:36 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

Re: This Day in Country Music

26th Dec 1941, Born on this day in Puryear, Tennessee, was Rattlesnake Annie, country singer and songwriter. She earned her nickname as a child from her respect of snakes. She recorded her debut album, Rattlesnakes and Rusty Water, on her own label, Rattlesnake Records. At the time, it was unusual f...
by Spiritinthesky
Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:41 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

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25th Dec 1908, Born on this day in Elkmont, Alabama, was Alton Delmore from The Delmore Brothers, the country music pioneers and stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s. The Delmore Brothers, together with other brother duos such as the Louvin Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys, the Monroe Brothers (Birch...
by Spiritinthesky
Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:44 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

Re: This Day in Country Music

24th Dec 1963, "Love's Gonna Live Here" by Buck Owens, was at #1 on the Country chart. Spending sixteen weeks at the top spot and a total of thirty weeks on the chart, after "Love's Gonna Live Here" finished its 16-week stay at #1, no other song would spend more than 10 weeks at ...
by Spiritinthesky
Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:37 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

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23rd Dec 1981, While Johnny Cash and his family were sitting down to enjoy their evening meal, three armed intruders broke into their Montego Bay home. Johnny and his family were all locked in a cellar and over $35,000 worth of items were stolen during the robbery. All were unharmed during the ordea...
by Spiritinthesky
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:39 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

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22nd Dec 1921, Born on this day in Huntington, West Virginia, was Hawkshaw Hawkins, country music singer popular from the 1950s into the early 60s and known for his rich, smooth vocals and music drawn from blues, boogie and honky tonk. Hawkins died in the 1963 plane crash that also killed country st...
by Spiritinthesky
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:59 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

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21st Dec 1973, Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US country album chart with Behind Closed Doors. The album received three Country Music Association awards: Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year, for the title song which gave the singer his first #1 hit. More on Charlie Rich: htt...
by Spiritinthesky
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:29 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
Views: 6913

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20th Dec 1974, John Denver was at #1 on the US Country chart with his eighth studio album Back Home Again. The multi-platinum album contained the hit singles "Annie's Song" and "Back Home Again". In addition, the studio versions of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and &quo...
by Spiritinthesky
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:00 am
 
Forum: Saloon
Topic: This Day in Country Music
Replies: 132
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