Welcome To The Weekend
This weekend we celebrate National Popcorn Day, National Butter Crunch Day, National Cheese Lover’s Day, National Disc Jockey Day, National Granola Bar Day, National Hugging Day, and finally National Squirrel Appreciation Day. (more information available at national day)
Remember to join me nightly 7 pm to Midnight as always Strait at Eight and at 9 pm it’s 90’s at Nine
It Happened This Weekend In Country Music History
1946 Happy Birthday Dolly Parton born on this day in Sevier County, Tennessee. First gaining attention as a duet partner with Porter Wagoner. Best known for “Jolene” and “Here You Come Again”
1985 Happy Birthday Brantley Gilbert is born in Jefferson, Georgia. He earns his first hit, “Country Must Be Country Wide,” in 2011, following with “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,“ “Bottoms Up” and “One Hell Of An Amen,”
1987 Dwight Yoakam picks up his first gold album from the RIAA, for “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.” Dwight will be at Country Fan Fest in the Month of July link here for tickets.
1989 Rodney Crowell’s “She’s Crazy For Leaving,” co-written with Guy Clark, reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.
1990 Reba McEntire’s first movie, the sci-fi picture “Tremors,” debuts, with Kevin Bacon in the leading role.
1995 The album “Wynonna” is certified quadruple-platinum. The album included “No One Else On Earth” and “She Is His Only Need”
2001 Sara Evans soars to #1 in Billboard with “Born To Fly”
2006 Carrie Underwood parks herself at #1 in Billboard for the first of six weeks with “Jesus, Take The Wheel”
2011 Jason Aldean earns a gold single from the RIAA for “My Kinda Party”
2016 Big Machine releases Tim McGraw’s “Humble And Kind” to radio.
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