This Day In Country Music History 5/2/18

Welcome To May 2nd’ 2018  Today We Celebrate

NATIONAL TRUFFLE DAY | NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE (more information available at national day)

Happy Birthday

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is 46.

David Beckham is 43.  Beautiful British soccer star married to Posh Spice.

We Have

• 11 days until Mother’s Day

• 23 days until Memorial Day Weekend

• 46 days until Father’s Day

It Happened on This Day In Country Music History

1948 Happy Birthday Larry Gatlin born on this day in Seminole, Texas.  Singer, songwriter best known for teaming up with his brothers Steve and Rudy to form The Gatlin Brothers in the late 1970s, becoming one of country music’s most successful acts of the 1970s and 1980s. Gatlin scored a total of 33 Top 40 singles. Their biggest hits together include, “Broken Lady”, “All the Gold in California“, “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You).”

1962 Happy Birthday Ty Herndon born on this day in Merridian Missippi.  Best known for his 1995 #1 song “What Mattered Most”

1969 Glen Campbell was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “Galveston”, which also made #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is now considered as the official anthem of Galveston Island and the City of Galveston, Texas.

1976 Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country charts with “It’s All in the Movies.” The title track became Merle Haggard’s twenty-second #1 single on the Country chart.

1988 Clint Black signed with RCA Records who released his first album, Killin’ Time, in 1989, which produced four straight #1 singles on the US Country charts; “A Better Man”, “Walking Away“, “Nobody’s Home”, and the title track.

2003 The Dixie Chicks appeared naked on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, with words such as “boycott,” “traitors” and “free speech” superimposed on their bodies. The feature related to the controversy that came from an anti-Bush comment by band member Natalie Maines.

Country Music Fun Fact

In terms of radio airplay, country music is by far the most popular music format in the US. According to Inside Radio, 2,014 stations were programming country. 1,323 offered rock, including alternative and classic rock, 516 were spinning pop/top 40.



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