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This Day In Country Music History 6/15/18

Welcome To Friday June 15′ 2018  Let’s All Celebrate

NATIONAL TAKE BACK THE LUNCH BREAK DAY | NATIONAL FLIP FLOP DAY | NATIONAL SMILE POWER DAY | NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY (more information available at national day)

The top 10 gifts dads want for Fathers Day

a nice dinner out . . . a nice bottle of booze . . . a watch . . . a vacation . . . clothing . . . a smart speaker . . . a steak dinner at home . . . tickets to a sporting event . . . beer . . . and expensive coffee.

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1937 Waylon Jennings was born on this day in Littlefield, Texas, Waylon  once worked as a DJ, played bass with Buddy Holly, Jennings unintentionally missing flying with Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens on the flight on which they died. In 1976 he released the album Wanted! The Outlaws with Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessi Colter, which became the first platinum country music album, and he was also a member of the country supergroup The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash. Jennings, who died on 13th February 13, 2002, was also the narrator for the TV show the Dukes of Hazzard.

1963 Buck Owens scored his first #1 single with “Act Naturally”. The song has been covered by many other artists, including Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam, and The Beatles. In 1989, Owens and Ringo Starr teamed up for a brand-new version, also creating a lighthearted music video for it, with them playing bumbling versions of themselves playing cowboys in a western being filmed.

1966 Born on this day in Fort Worth, Texas, was Michael Britt, guitarist and singer with Lonestar.

1985 Ricky Skaggs was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “Country Boy”. The song was Ricky Skaggs’ ninth #1 country music hit.

2007 Jason Aldean was at #1 on the Country charts with his second album Relentless. The set produced three chart singles for Aldean on the Hot Country Songs charts. The lead-off single “Johnny Cash” (originally recorded by Tracy Byrd on his 2004 album Greatest Hits) and “Laughed Until We Cried” and the title track.

Country Music Fun Fact

George Strait holds the record for most #1 albums, gold albums, and platinum albums in the history of country music and is 11th in the most #1 albums in all other genres. Strait is third only to Elvis Presley and The Beatles with the most gold and platinum albums in the history of music.

 

 



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