Tracy Chapman’s This Day In Country Music History 6/26/18

Welcome to Tuesday 26th day of July.  Let’s all celebrate.

NATIONAL BEAUTICIAN’S DAY | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PUDDING DAY (more information available at national day)

Fun Fact

Bubble wrap was invented to be a 3-D wallpaper.  That idea never took off . . . but the guys who created it realized it COULD be good as packing material.


1973 Happy Birthday Gretchen Wilson born on this day in Pocahontas, Illinois, She made her debut in 2004 with the Grammy Award-winning single “Redneck Woman,” a #1 hit on the Billboard country charts. She has since charted 13 singles on the charts, of which five have reached Top Ten and has now sold over 6 million records worldwide.

1976 Marty Robbins was at #1 on the country charts with “El Paso City”, his fifteenth #1. Robbins wrote “El Paso City” while flying over El Paso, in – he reported – the same amount of time it takes to sing, four minutes and 14 seconds. It was only the second time that ever happened to him; the first time was when he composed the original El Paso as fast as he could write it down.

1977 Waylon Jennings‘ hit “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” spent its sixth week at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It was just the third (and final) six-week #1 song of the 1970s, and would be the last song to spend as long atop the charts for 20 years (until 1997’s “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill).


1987 Randy Travis was at #1 on the country singles chart “Forever and Ever, Amen.” The song won a Grammy for Best Country & Western Song and an Academy of Country Music award for Song of the Year.

Country Music Fun Fact

Taylor Swift made her acting debut in a 2009 episode of CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, playing a rebellious teenager.





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