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Tracy Chapman’s This Day In Country Music History 6/22/18

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It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1936 Happy Birthday Kris Kristofferson born on this day in Brownsville, Texas.  Musician, actor, and writer, known for such hits as “Me and Bobby McGee”, “For the Good Times”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, and “Help Me Make It Through the Night”. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup “The Highwaymen”. In 2004, Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. 

 

1974 Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US Country chart with Behind Closed Doors. The album received three Country Music Association awards: Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year.

1987 Randy Travis was at #1 on the US Country charts with, “Forever and Ever, Amen”. Written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, the song gave Travis his third #1 single. “Forever and Ever, Amen” won a Grammy for Best Country & Western Song and a Academy of Country Music award for Song of the Year.

2001 Lonestar began a six-week residence at #1 on the country chart with“I’m Already There”, the lead-off single to the band’s fifth album.

Country Music Fun Fact

In December 1985, Johnny Paycheck (“Take This Job and Shove It”), was convicted and sentenced to 7 years in jail for shooting a man at the North High Lounge in Hillsboro, Ohio,

 



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