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This Day In Country Music History 5/17/18

Welcome To Thursday May 17′  Today We Celebrate

NATIONAL GRADUATION TASSEL DAY | NATIONAL IDAHO DAY | NATIONAL PACK RAT DAY | NATIONAL CHERRY COBBLER DAY | NATIONAL WALNUT (more information available at national day)

Celebrity Birthdays

Derek Hough (local boy) is 33.  “Dancing with the Stars” stud.  He won it six times . . . with Brooke Burke, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler, “Glee’s” Amber Riley, and Bindi Irwin.  Now he’s a judge on NBC’s World of Dance.

Bob Saget is 62.  “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, “Full House” and now on “Fuller House”.

Bill Paxton  (1955 – 2017)  Character actor extraordinaire.  His MASSIVE credits include “The Terminator”“Weird Science”“Aliens”“Near Dark”“True Lies”“Apollo 13”“Twister”“Titanic”“Tombstone”“Edge of Tomorrow”, “Big Love”

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1967  Glen Campbell recorded “Gentle On My Mind,” a song written by John Hartford and arranged by Leon Russell. The song went on to win won four Grammy Awards the following year and became the theme to the television variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour between 1969 and 1972.  It was released as a single by “The Band Perry” in December 2014.

1975 B.J. Thomas was at #1 on the US Country chart with, “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song”. The song which became Thomas’ second #1 single is also the longest-titled #1 song (not including the Stars On 45 Medley) to date.

2000 Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the Country chart with “Buy Me a Rose” released as the third single from his album She Rides Wild Horses. Upon reaching #1 on the BillboardHot Country charts, the song made Rogers (who was 61 years old at the time) the oldest country singer to have a #1 hit.

2005 Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying,” won Single Record and Song of the Year during the 40th annual Academy of Country Music awards. Written by Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman, it was also named as the #1 country song of 2004 by Billboard.

Country Music Fun Fact

To help support his singing career, Clint Black once worked as a fishing guide.

 



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