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June 5th: On this day in Country Music

June 5th: On this day in Country Music

June 5th: On this day in Country Music 1945 Born on this day, was Don Reid, Country singer, songwriter with The Statler Brothers who had the 80’s US Country #1 hits “Elizabeth” and “Do You Know You Are My Sunshine”.         1948 Born on this day in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, was Gail […]

June 4th: On this day in Country Music

June 4th: On this day in Country Music

June 4th: On this day in Country Music 1937 Born on this day in San Benito, Texas, was Country musician Freddy Fender who had the 1975 US Country #1 hit “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” and is known for his work in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. Fender died on 14th […]

June 3rd: On this day in Country Music

June 3rd: On this day in Country Music

June 3rd: On this day in Country Music 1966 Born on this day in Sydney, Australia, was Jamie O’Neal, country singer and songwriter. Her 2000 debut album, Shiver featured the back-to-back #1 singles “There Is No Arizona” and “When I Think About Angels”.         1972 The Opryland USA country music theme park […]

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 […]

May 30th: On this day in Country Music

May 30th: On this day in Country Music

May 30th: On this day in Country Music 1926 Born in Tyler, Texas was Fiddler Johnny Gimble. Named Instrumentalist of the Year five times by the Country Music Association, his credits include work with Bob Wills, Willie Nelson, Moe Bandy and George Strait. He died at his home in Dripping Springs, Texas on May 9, […]

May 29th: On this day in Country Music

May 29th: On this day in Country Music

May 29th: On this day in Country Music 1962 At the 4th Annual Grammy Awards held at Chicago, Los Angeles and New York Jimmy Dean won Best Country & Western Recording for “Big Bad John.”       1966 Jim Reeves was at #1 on the US Country charts with “Distant Drums.” This was Reeves’ […]

May 28th: On this day in Country Music

May 28th: On this day in Country Music

1944 Born on this day in Letcher County, Kentucky, was Gary Stewart, country musician and songwriter known for his distinctive vibrato voice and his southern rock influenced, outlaw country sound. During the mid-1970s Time magazine described him as the “king of honkytonk.” His biggest hit was the 1975 US #1 Country hit “She’s Actin’ Single […]

May 27th: On this day in Country Music

May 27th: On this day in Country Music

May 27th: On this day in Country Music 1939 Born on this day in Floydada, Texas, was Don Williams, country singer, songwriter and a 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. After seven years with the folk-pop group Pozo-Seco Singers, he began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 […]