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May 19th: On this day in Country Music

May 19th: On this day in Country Music

May 19th: On this day in Country Music 1958 Johnny Cash released “Guess Things Happen That Way”. Written by Jack Clement, the single, a song about ‘a man struggling after the love of his life has left him’, was Johnny Cash’s fourth #1 on the country chart spending eight weeks at the top and a […]

May 18th: On this day in Country Music

May 18th: On this day in Country Music

May 18th: On this day in Country Music 1936 Born on this day in Covington, Georgia was Leon Ashley who is known mainly for his #1 hit “Laura (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got)”, which topped the country singles charts in September 1967. Ashley made chart history as the first country artist to have […]

May 17th: On this day in Country Music

May 17th: On this day in Country Music

May 17th: On this day in Country Music 1952 Born on this day in Los Angeles, California was guitarist Pat Flynn. He joined the progressive New Grass Revival in 1981, eventually becoming a studio musician and playing on hits by Randy Travis, Lee Ann Womack, Kathy Mattea, George Strait and Conway Twitty, among others. Pat […]

May 16th: On this day in Country Music

May 16th: On this day in Country Music

May 16th: On this day in Country Music 1966 Born on this day in Santa Monica, California, was Scott Reeves. He appeared as an actor in the TV series The Young And The Restless, and later formed Blue County with Aaron Benward, who had a hit with “Good Little Girls” in 2004. He also co-wrote […]

May 12th: On this day in Country Music

May 12th: On this day in Country Music

May 12th: On this day in Country Music 1901 Born on this day in De Soto, Missouri, was The Duke of Paducah (Benjamin Francis Ford), an American country comedian, radio host and banjo player popular from the 1940s to the 1960s. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in February 1986. He […]

May 11th: On this day in Country Music

May 11th: On this day in Country Music

May 11th: On this day in Country Music 1965 Johnny Cash was arrested and held overnight at the city jail in Starkville, Mississippi. The event inspired Cash to write the song “Starkville City Jail”.       1969 Glen Campbell was at #1 on the Billboard country album chart with Galveston. The singers thirteenth studio […]

May 10th: On this day in Country Music

May 10th: On this day in Country Music

May 10th: On this day in Country Music 1909 Born on this day in Nickelsville, Virginia, was Maybelle Carter, country musician. She is best known as a member of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and ’30s and also as a member of Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. Maybelle Carter was inducted […]

May 9th: On this day in Country Music

May 9th: On this day in Country Music

May 9th: On this day in Country Music 1914 Born on this day in Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia, was Hank Snow, (Clarence Eugene Snow), who scored more than 70 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980, including “I’m Moving On”, “I Don’t Hurt Anymore”, and “Hello Love”. He is a member […]

May 5th: On this day in Country Music

May 5th: On this day in Country Music

May 5th: On this day in Country Music 1928 Born on this day in Bessemer City, North Carolina, was Marshall Grant, upright bassist and electric bassist with Johnny Cash’s original backing duo, the Tennessee Two, in which Grant and electric guitarist Luther Perkins played. The group became known as The Tennessee Three in 1960, with […]

May 4th: On this day in Country Music

May 4th: On this day in Country Music

May 4th: On this day in Country Music 1948 Born on this day, was Tim DuBois, who wrote the satire on divorce, “She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)” by Jerry Reed, When I Call Your Name by Vince Gill, and Love In the First Degree by Alabama.           1949 […]

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