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June 16th: On this day in Country Music

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June 16th: On this day in Country Music

Billy Crash Craddock1939
Born on this day in Greensboro, North Carolina, was Billy “Crash” Craddock. He first gained popularity in Australia in the 1950s with a string of rockabilly hits, including the Australian #1 hit “Boom Boom Baby”. Switching to country music, he gained popularity in US in the 1970s with a string of top ten country hits, several of which were #1 hits, including “Broken Down in Tiny Pieces”, “Rub It In”, and “Ruby Baby”. Craddock is known to fans as “Mr. Country Rock” for his uptempo rock-influenced style of country music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenny Rogers1977
Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Lucille’. It was the American Country music singer’s first of two UK #1’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

dwight-yoakam1987
Hillbilly Deluxe by Dwight Yoakam was at #1 on the Country chart. It was Yoakam’s second consecutive #1 album on the Billboard Country Albums chart and four tracks were released as singles with each becoming Top 10 hits in 1987 and 1988.

 

 

 

 

 

Clint Black21989
Clint Black was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with his debut album,Killin’ Time which featured the hits “A Better Man”, “Nothing’s News”, “Walking Away”, “Nobody’s Home”, and the title track.

 

 

 

 

 

Tim-McGraw-2-350x35012001
Tim McGraw was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Grown Men Don’t Cry”, the first single from McGraw’s Set This Circus Down album.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlakeShelton2013
Based on a True Story… by Blake Shelton was at #1 on the Country chart. This his eighth studio album became the ninth best-selling Country album of the year.

 

 

 

 

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