This Day in Country Music



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Re: This Day in Country Music

Postby Spiritinthesky » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:08 am

9th Dec 1968, During recording sessions at Capitol Recording Studios in Los Angeles, Merle Haggard recorded "Hungry Eyes" which was featured on his 1969 album A Portrait of Merle Haggard and when released as a single became a Country #1 and one of the most famous of his career.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:07 am

10th Dec 1996, Faron Young, American singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s shot himself after apparently being depressed that the music industry had turned its back on him. He died in Nashville the following day. His hits included "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')" and "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young." His ashes were spread by his family over Old Hickory Lake outside Nashville at Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash's home while the Cashes were away.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:14 am

11th Dec 1944, Born on this day in Atlanta, Georgia, was Brenda Lee. At 4 ft. 9 inches tall (approximately 145 cm), she received the nickname 'Little Miss Dynamite' in 1957 after recording the song "Dynamite"; and was one of the earliest pop stars to have a major contemporary international following. In 1997, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:42 am

12th Dec 1966, Merle Haggard released the single "The Fugitive" (later titled "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive" on the album), which became Haggard's first #1 hit on the country chart. Although not written by Haggard, the song became one of the most closely associated with the early part of his career, as it drew upon his then still-relatively recent prison term for burglary.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:40 am

13th Dec 1989, Born on this day in Reading, Pennsylvania, was Taylor Alison Swift, singer, songwriter, musicican, named by Billboard as most financially successful music artist of 2011, with net earnings of more than $35 million. Her debut single ‘Tim McGraw’ released in June 2006, peaked at #6 on the US Country chart. Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of fourteen to pursue a career in country music and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house.
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Re: This Day in Country Music

Postby Spiritinthesky » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:11 am

14th Dec 1932, Born on this day in Colt Arkansas, was Charlie Rich, singer and musician. In the latter part of his life, Rich who acquired the nickname The Silver Fox is best remembered for his 1973 hits, "Behind Closed Doors" and "The Most Beautiful Girl". After "The Most Beautiful Girl", #1 hits came quickly, as five songs topped the country charts in 1974. Rich died in his sleep on July 25, 1995 aged 62. More on Charlie: http://www.thisdayincountrymusic.com/pages/charlie_rich
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:02 am

15th Dec 1891, Born on this day in Maces Spring, Virginia, was American musician and founding member of The Carter Family A. P. Carter who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. Carter was inducted as part of The Carter Family in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970 and in 1993, his image appeared on a US postage stamp honoring the Carter Family. Carter died on 7th Nov 1960.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:16 am

16th Dec 1978, American country music singer-songwriter Jenny Lou Carson died aged 63. She was the first woman to write a #1 country music hit ("You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often"), and from 1945 to 1955 she was one of the most prolific songwriters in country music. She became an expert sharpshooter and learned to spin a rope and manipulate a bullwhip. She toured the state of Texas putting on her cowgirl show and singing with her partner Texas Tommy
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Re: This Day in Country Music

Postby lo&m » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:27 pm

This entry intrigued me, I'd not heard of Ms Carson before so off I went to youtube. Her No 1 song isn't listed but this is. One of (if not the) most evocative lines in not only country but in all genres is, 'I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday' from Me And Bobby Mcghee. Carson wrote and recorded this in 1946. Makes you wonder if Kris Kristofferson heard it while growing up in Texas?


The only version of Carson's record making song is this from Sue Thompson.

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Re: This Day in Country Music

Postby Spiritinthesky » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:58 am

17th Dec 1966, Born on this day, was Tracy Byrd, country music singer, songwriter, who broke through on the country music scene with his 1993 single "Holdin' Heaven", which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Although he did not land a second #1 until 2002's "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo", Byrd has charted more than thirty hit singles in his career, including eleven additional Top Ten hits. He has also released nine studio albums and two greatest-hits albums.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:11 am

18th Dec 1925, Born on this day, was James Carter, an American amateur singer and several times an inmate of the Mississippi prison system. He was paid $20,000, and credited, for a four-decade-old lead-vocalist performance used on the soundtrack to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? Folk music historian Alan Lomax had recoded the imates (including Carter), in 1959, singing and chopping logs in time to music. Carter died on November 26, 2003 aged 77.
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Re: This Day in Country Music

Postby Spiritinthesky » Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:34 am

19th Dec 1920, Born on this day in Bolt, West Virginia, was Little Jimmy Dickens, famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11" (150 cm), and his rhinestone-studded outfits. He scored the 1965 #1 “May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose”, and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 60 years and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He died on Jan 2nd 2015 at the age of 94.
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Re: This Day in Country Music

Postby Spiritinthesky » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:00 am

20th Dec 1974, John Denver was at #1 on the US Country chart with his eighth studio album Back Home Again. The multi-platinum album contained the hit singles "Annie's Song" and "Back Home Again". In addition, the studio versions of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and "Sweet Surrender" appear on this album. On the cover, John is shown with his then-wife Ann Martell.
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Postby Spiritinthesky » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:29 am

21st Dec 1973, Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US country album chart with Behind Closed Doors. The album received three Country Music Association awards: Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year, for the title song which gave the singer his first #1 hit. More on Charlie Rich: http://www.thisdayincountrymusic.com/pages/charlie_rich
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Re: This Day in Country Music

Postby Spiritinthesky » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:59 am

22nd Dec 1921, Born on this day in Huntington, West Virginia, was Hawkshaw Hawkins, country music singer popular from the 1950s into the early 60s and known for his rich, smooth vocals and music drawn from blues, boogie and honky tonk. Hawkins died in the 1963 plane crash that also killed country stars Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas.
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