This Day In Country Music History 3/22/18

Welcome To Thursday Twenty Second Day Of March

It’s National Goof Off Day, National Virginia Day, National Bavarian Crepes Day (more information available at national day) Happy 87th Birthday William Shatner .  Captain James Tiberius Kirk, Sergeant T.J. Hooker born on this day in 1931.  And Reese Witherspoon is 42 years old today.

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1978  Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” was at #1 on the US Country charts.

1988 The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville’s Music Row opened The Johnny Cash Exhibit. Cash opened the exhibition with one of the ‘biggest parties ever’ – the star-studded guest list included Emmylou Harris, Lynn Anderson, Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Sam Phillips and Bill Monroe.

2003 Dixie Chicks were at #1 on the country album  charts with Home, their sixth studio album. The group was promoting this album when lead singer Natalie Maines made controversial comments about US President George W. Bush. The album’s third single, “Travelin’ Soldier”, was #1 on the Billboard Country Chart the week that Maines’ comments hit the press. The following week, many stations started a still-standing boycott of the Chicks’ music.

Country Music Fun Fact

Eleven songs from Shania Twains Come On Over album charted on country radio, including three No. 1’s – “Love Gets Me Every Time,” “You’re Still the One” and “Honey I’m Home.”

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