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Tracy Chapman’s This Day In Country Music History

Welcome To Wednesday August 15′ Let’s All Help Celebrate

NATIONAL LEATHER CRAFT DAY | NATIONAL RELAXATION DAY | NATIONAL LEMON MERINGUE PIE DAY. (more information available at national day)

 

Tracy Chapman Fun Fact

28% of Radio Hosts Say They Have a “Face for Radio” . . . and 39% Have Dated a Listener. (see above photo)

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1933 Born on this day, was Bobby Helms, American country music singer best known for his 1957 hit, “Jingle Bell Rock”. He died on June 19, 1997 of emphysema at his home in Martinsville, Indiana, he was 63.

1946 Born on this day in Elk City, Oklahoma, was Jimmy Webb, songwriter. His country hits include “Highwayman,” by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson; and “Wichita Lineman” and “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” by Glen Campbell. “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” was the third most performed song in the fifty years between 1940 to 1990. Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration.

1961 Born on this day in Woodside, California, was Paul Jefferson, country music artist who has had his songs recorded by Keith Urban, Little Texas and Buddy Jewell, among others. He also co-wrote Aaron Tippin’s #1 song “That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving You.

2009 114 people were arrested at Kenny Chesney’s concert at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, near Boston and another 228 were taken into protective custody at the New England Country Music Festival. Most of the offenses involved underage drinking.

Country Music Fun Fact

Crystal Gayle is also famous for her nearly floor-length hair, she was voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine in 1983.

 

 



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