This Day In Country Music History for the Week of 2/12/18

Welcome to Monday 12th day of February

Today We Celebrate

NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY AND NATIONAL PLUM PUDDING DAY.(more information available at national day) Abraham Lincoln, our 16th U.S. President of the United State (1861-1865) was born on this day in 1809.

The passing of one of my favorites

Today we morn the passing  of Country singer Daryle Singletary who died suddenly Monday morning at the age of 46. Singletary died at his home in Nashville. The cause of death is not immediately known, but it was unexpected. Singletary was best known for his hit songs “Too Much Fun,” and “I Let Her Lie.” He performed Friday and Saturday in the U.S. and as far as we can tell there were no signs of trouble or health complications.

It Happened On This day In Country Music History

1944 Happy Birthday Moe Bandy  born on this day in Meridian, Mississippi. He thrives during the late-1970s and early-’80s with a string of hits on his own and with recording and touring partner Joe Stampley including “Bandy The Rodeo Clown” and ” Hey Joe Hey Mo”

1983  Crystal Gayle tops the country singles charts at #1  with the“Till I Gain Control Again”

1986 The Judds receive a gold album for “Rockin’ With The Rhythm” The album also included #1 Hits “Have Mercy” and “Grandpa” (Tell me About The Good Old Days)

1993  Toby Keith’s first hit  “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” was released to country radio.   It went #1 on June 5th 1993.

2005 Rascal Flatts charts at #1 in Billboard with “Bless The Broken Road”

2010 Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” is released to country radio.  It was her fastest charting song reaching the top 20 in just 8 weeks and charting at #1 on June 12th 2010.

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