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May 3rd: On this day in Country Music

May 3rd: On this day in Country Music

May 3rd: On this day in Country Music 1928 Born on this day in Spencer, Wisconsin, was Dave Dudley, country music singer best-known for his truck-driving country anthems of the 1960s and 1970s including the 1963, hit “Six Days on the Road”. He died on December 22, 2003.       1952 Kitty Wells recorded […]

May 2nd: On this day in Country Music

May 2nd: On this day in Country Music

May 2nd: On this day in Country Music 1948 Born on this day in Seminole, Texas, was Larry Gatlin, singer, songwriter best known for teaming up with his brothers Steve and Rudy in the late 1970s, becoming one of country music’s most successful acts of the 1970s and 1980s. Gatlin scored a total of 33 […]

April 28th: On this day in Country Music

April 28th: On this day in Country Music

April 28th: On this day in Country Music 1953 Born on this day in Jackson, Mississippi, was Fred Knoblock, singer, songwriter. Prior to his solo career, Knoblock had been a member of Let’s Eat, a 1970s rock band. He later wrote George Strait’s “Meanwhile” and Lorrie Morgan’s “Back In Your Arms Again.”       […]

April 27th: On this day in Country Music

April 27th: On this day in Country Music

April 27th: On this day in Country Music 1944 Born on this day, was Herb Pedersen, musician, guitarist, banjo player, and singer-songwriter who has worked with numerous musicians including Earl Scruggs, The Dillards, Smokey Grass Boys, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne, and John Denver. […]

April 26th: On this day in Country Music

April 26th: On this day in Country Music

April 26th: On this day in Country Music 1966 Born on this day in Tarrant County, Texas, was Jeff Huskins, country fiddle and keyboard player, producer, and record label founder and one time member of Little Texas who scored the 1994 US Country #1 hit “My Love”.             1971 Born […]

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, […]