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June 12th: On this day in Country Music

June 12th: On this day in Country Music

June 12th: On this day in Country Music 1937 Born on this day, was Chips Moman, American record producer, guitarist, and songwriter. As a record producer, Moman is known for recording Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Gary Stewart, Tammy Wynette and Ronnie Milsap.             1952 Born on this day in Kirksville, […]

June 11th: On this day in Country Music

June 11th: On this day in Country Music

June 11th: On this day in Country Music 1949 25 year-old Hank Williams made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry, where he became the first performer to receive six encores.             1965 Buck Owens had the #1 country album with I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail. Owens later […]

June 10th: On this day in Country Music

June 10th: On this day in Country Music

June 10th: On this day in Country Music 1963 Four months following her death, Decca Records released The Patsy Cline Story, a double album compilation consisting of Patsy Cline’s best-known songs between 1961 and 1963.             1978 Johnny Cash was presented with the United Nations Humanitarian Award at the annual […]

June 9th: On this day in Country Music

June 9th: On this day in Country Music

June 9th: On this day in Country Music Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country album charts with Ol’ Waylon. The album features one of his signature songs, a track featuring Willie Nelson called “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)”, as well as the Neil Diamond song “Sweet Caroline”, a version […]

June 8th: On this day in Country Music

June 8th: On this day in Country Music

June 8th: On this day in Country Music 1963 “Ring Of Fire” by Johnny Cash made its debut at #28 on the singles charts. It went on to become his first #1 hit since the 1959 “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town.”           1964 Alton Delmore from The Delmore Brothers died. […]

June 7th: On this day in Country Music

June 7th: On this day in Country Music

June 7th: On this day in Country Music 1933 Born on this day in Morrisville, Missouri Winford was Wynn Stewart, the country music performer who was one of the progenitors of the Bakersfield sound and an inspiration to such greats as Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Stewart scored the 1967 #1 hit “It’s Such a […]

June 6th: On this day in Country Music

June 6th: On this day in Country Music

June 6th: On this day in Country Music 1943 Born on this day in Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana, was Joe Stampley, singer who had the 1973 US #1 hit with “Soul Dog” and the 1975 US #1 county hit with “Roll On Big Mama.”               1955 Born on this […]

June 2nd: On this day in Country Music

June 2nd: On this day in Country Music

June 2nd: On this day in Country Music 1927 Born on this day in Knoxville, Tennessee, was Carl Butler who with his wife became known as Carl Butler and Pearl. Between 1962 and 1969, the duo released several singles and charted thirteen times on the US country charts, reaching #1 in 1962 with their first […]

June 1st: On this day in Country Music

June 1st: On this day in Country Music

June 1st: On this day in Country Music 1915 Born on this day in Enville, Oklahoma, was Johnny Bond best known for his 1947 hit “Divorce Me C.O.D.”, one of his seven top ten hits on the Billboard country charts. In 1965, at the age of 50, he scored the biggest hit of his career […]

May 31st: On this day in Country Music

May 31st: On this day in Country Music

May 31st: On this day in Country Music 1938 Born on this day in Greenfield, Ohio, was Johnny Paycheck, (Donald Eugene Lytle), singer and Grand Ole Opry member most famous for recording the David Allan Coe song “Take This Job and Shove It”, which was a US Country #1 in 1978. Paycheck died on February […]