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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 […]

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.” […]

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 […]