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Tracy Chapman’s This Day In Country Music History 6/1/18

Welcome to the 1st day of June.  This weekend lets all celebrate.

NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY | NATIONAL LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY DAY | NATIONAL SAY SOMETHING NICE DAY | NATIONAL NAIL POLISH DAY | NATIONAL GO BAREFOOT DAY | NATIONAL BUBBA DAY | NATIONAL HEIMLICH MANEUVER DAY | NATIONAL BLACK BEAR  DAY |NATIONAL REPEAT DAY. (more information available at national day)

In honer of national doughnut day here is where you can get your free doughnut today

Krispy Kreme will give you a free donut for walking into their store, no purchase necessary.

Dunkin’ Donuts isn’t being QUITE that generous . . . they’ll give you a free donut when you buy a drink today.

Walmart is giving out free glazed donuts all day today.  They’re planning to give away more than 1.2 million of ’em.

Other doughnut fun facts.

51% of people say their opinion of a coworker would improve if they brought donuts to the office.  But a judgmental 2% would think LESS of someone who did that.

91% of Americans either love or like donuts.  Only 1% hate them.

The 10 most popular flavors are:  Glazed . . . Boston cream . . . chocolate frosted . . . jelly . . . chocolate cake . . . maple . . . blueberry . . . bear claw . . . powdered sugar . . . and pink frosted.

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1953 Happy Birthday Ronnie Dunn born on this day in Coleman, Texas.  Best known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn who have won more Country Music Association awards and Academy of Country Music awards than any act in the history of country music.

1985 Highwayman, feauturing Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson entered the country chart (where it spent 66 weeks) going on to peak at #1.

1991 Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country chart with his third studio album, Ropin’ the Wind. The album replaced his previous album No Fences at the #1 postion, where it enjoyed a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

1992 Billy Ray Cyrus was at #1 on the US Country music chart with his breakthrough hit “Achy Breaky Heart“. It became the first Country single to be certified Platinum since Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s “Islands in the Stream” in 1983.

1999 Tim McGraw held the #1 position on the country charts with “Please Remember Me” a position that it held for five weeks. The song was also McGraw’s biggest solo hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at #10.

2000 Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw were arrested in Buffalo, New York after Chesney ran away with a Mounted Reserve deputy’s horse, and McGraw attacked deputies that tried to corral him. Chesney asked to sit on the horse outside Ralph Wilson Stadium and the daughter of the deputy gave him permission to do so. Then Chesney mounted the horse and rode away. He was told to stop, but ignored the orders from the other deputies, the deputies were then attacked by McGraw and members of his entourage. Chesney was charged with disorderly conduct and released on $100 bail. McGraw was charged with second-degree assault, obstructing governmental administration, menacing and resisting arrest. He was released on $2,500 bail.

 

2011 Lady Antebellum were at #1 on the Country chart with Need You Now, their second studio album. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album and was nominated for Album of the Year, the single “Need You Now” won four awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

2011 Shania Twain received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star is the 2,442nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Recording.

Country Music Fun Fact

Willie Nelson originally wrote “Crazy” for country singer Billy Walker, but Walker turned the song down, saying that it was “a girl’s song”. Patsy Cline, took her version to #2 on the country charts in 1962.

(more information on these and other stories go to www.thisdayincountrymusic.com)

 

 

 

 

 



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