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April 25th: On this day in Country Music

April 25th: On this day in Country Music

April 25th: On this day in Country Music 1960 Jim Reeves was at #1 on the US singles chart with “He’ll Have to Go,” which spent a total of 14 consecutive weeks at the top of the charts and was one of just five different titles to occupy the chart’s summit during 1960.     […]

April 21st: On this day in Country Music

April 21st: On this day in Country Music

April 21st: On this day in Country Music 1924 Born on this day in Section, Alabama, was Ira Louvin, country music singer, mandolinist and songwriter and one half of The Louvin Brothers who helped popularize close harmony, a genre of country music. In 2001, the Louvin brothers were inducted into the Country Music Hall of […]

April 20th: On this day in Country Music

April 20th: On this day in Country Music

April 20th: On this day in Country Music 1939 Born on this day in Jacksonville, Florida, was , singer and songwriter who scored the 1964 Country #4 hit “It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’.”           1959 Goldband Records released “Puppy Love” by a 13-year old Dolly Parton, a song that was recorded […]

April 19th: On this day in Country Music

April 19th: On this day in Country Music

April 19th: On this day in Country Music 1940 Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was , singer and songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, he charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. “Little Green Apples” won Russell the 1969 Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Grammy Award for Best […]

April 14th: On this day In Country Music

April 14th: On this day In Country Music

1932 Born on this day in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, was Loretta Lynn, country singer, who became the first woman to be named Country Music Artist Entertainer Of The Year.Since her first #1 “Fist City”, in 1967 she has scored another 15 chart toppers. Her best-selling 1976 autobiography was made into an Academy Award winning film, […]

April 13th: On this day in Country Music

April 13th: On this day in Country Music

April 13th: On this day in Country Music 1908 Born on this day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, was Bob Nolan, singer, songwriter, and actor. He was a founding member of the Sons of the Pioneers, and composer of numerous Country music and Western music songs, including the standards “Cool Water” and “Tumbling Tumbleweeds.”     […]

April 12th: On this day in Country Music

April 12th: On this day in Country Music

April 12th: On this day in Country Music 1925 Born on this day in Rains, Carbon County, Utah, was Ned Miller, known for his hit single, “From a Jack to a King”, a crossover hit in 1962 which reached the Top 10 on the country music chart. Ricky Van Shelton later had a #1 hit […]

April 11th: On this day in Country Music

April 11th: On this day in Country Music

April 11th: On this day in Country Music 1953 Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” was at #1 in the Billboard country chart. The story goes that Williams was prompted to write the song when thinking about his first wife, Audrey Williams, while driving around with his second, Billie Jean Jones who she is supposed to […]

April 7th: On this day in Country Music

April 7th: On this day in Country Music

April 7th: On this day in Country Music 1932 Born on this day in Gans, Oklahoma, was Cal Smith, country musician, most famous for his 1972 #1 hit “The Lord Knows I’m Drinking” and his 1974 hit “Country Bumpkin,” which received the Song of the Year Award from both the Academy of Country Musicand the […]

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