This Day in Country Music



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Postby Spiritinthesky » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:39 am

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 ordeal. - See more at: http://www.thisdayincountrymusic.com/pages/johnny_cash
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:37 am

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 #1 for 49 years. On January 12, 2013, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift would become the first song to spend at least 10 weeks at #1. More on Buck Owens: http://www.thisdayincountrymusic.com/pages/buck_owens
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:44 am

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, Charlie and Bill Monroe), the McGee Brothers, and The Stanley Brothers, had a profound impact on the history of country music and American popular music. Delmore died on June 8th 1964.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:41 am

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 for a woman to play guitar in public, and it was also rare for a woman to produce her own songs.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:36 am

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 chart.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:33 am

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 "Bigger Than the Beatles". He’s also co-wrotten singles for Holly Dunn, Tim McGraw and Jo Dee Messina, as well as recording with Mary Chapin Carpenter and George Jones.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:58 am

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 version of "Rose Garden" remains one of the most successful country crossover recordings of all-time.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:19 am

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 boarding house on N. McDonough St. in Montgomery, Alabama. Hank was wearing dark blue pants, a white button up shirt, a tie and a navy blue overcoat. It was unseasonably cold over the south that day as a snow storm covered the entire southeastern united states. More on Hank Williams: http://www.thisdayincountrymusic.com/pa ... k_williams
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:49 am

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", "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Leaving on a Jet Plane", "Rocky Mountain High", "Annie's Song" and "Calypso". Denver was killed on October 12, 1997 at the age of 53 when his experimental Rutan Long-EZ plane, crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Pacific Grove, California.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:13 am

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, including 11 that ranked #1, including "Cold, Cold Heart," "Hey, Good Lookin'," "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive," and "Your Cheatin' Heart." During his last years Williams's consumption of alcohol, morphine and painkillers severely compromised his professional life. More on Hank: http://www.thisdayincountrymusic.com/pa ... k_williams
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:23 am

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 "England Swings", all from the mid-1960s. A lifelong cigarette smoker Miller died on October 25, 1992 of lung and throat cancer at the age of 56.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:58 am

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 the now-infamous road itself, along with its "You don't HAVE to be crazy to drive this road - but it helps" sign.
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Re: This Day in Country Music

Postby lo&m » Thu May 19, 2016 4:35 pm

Born on this day in 1979, was Shooter Jennings, American singer-songwriter (the only child of country music icons Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter). Jennings made his debut with the single "4th Of July" of his 2005 album Put the "O" Back in Country. Here's Shooter from his UK tour last year.
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Re: This Day in Country Music

Postby lo&m » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:27 pm

On this day in 1969, Johnny Cash' Boy Named Sue made No1 in the Billboard country singles chart. Writer, Shel Silverstein had given Cash the song only a few days prior to the San Quentin concert where Cash performed it for the first time. In the Granada Television documentary, Cash can be seen reading it off a piece of paper. That's how he included the expletive, 'Son-of-a-bitch' and as the concert recording was the official release (as B-side to San Quentin) it had to be bleeped out.



Incidentally, That Granada film was the reason I am a country music fan.
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Re: This Day in Country Music

Postby lo&m » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:46 pm

This day in 1962, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs with vocalist, Jerry Scoggins, recorded the most well known bluegrass tune in the world. Namely, The Ballad Of Jed Clampett; the theme tune to tv show, The Beverley Hillbillies.

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