Welcome To Wednesday June 6th’. Let’s All Celebrate
NATIONAL RUNNING DAY | NATIONAL EYE WEAR DAY | NATIONAL GARDENING EXERCISE DAY | NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION DAY | NATIONAL YO-YO DAY | NATIONAL DRIVE-IN MOVIE DAY | NATIONAL APPLESAUCE CAKE DAY. (more information available at national day)
A Couple Of Interesting Facts
At the end of 1993, there were 623 websites. Now there’s somewhere around a billion. And Approximately 80% of NFL players go broke within three years of retirement.
It Happened On This day In Country Music History
1971 Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the country music album chart with Rose Garden. The title track went on to top the country charts, where it stayed at the #1 position for five weeks, and reached #3 on the pop charts in 1971.
1974 RCA Records released “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton, the second single from Parton’s thirteenth solo studio album, Jolene. Recorded on June 13, 1973, the singer wrote the song for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was professionally splitting at the time.
1974 Born on this day in Mount Clemens, Michigan, was Matthew Shafer known as Uncle Kracker who scored the US #6 Country single “Smile” in 2009 which was taken from his album Happy Hour.
1980 The movie Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta and Debra Winger, opened in American theaters. The movie, which showcased Mickey Gilley’s nightclub, was a huge success at the box office and its soundtrack included several major hits.
2006 Rascal Flatts held the top position on the country charts with Me and My Gang. The album went double platinum in the first month of release and has sold almost 5m copies in the US. The singles released from this album included “What Hurts the Most”.
Country Music Fun Fact
Darius Rucker portrayed a singing cowboy in a television commercial for the fast food chain Burger King, promoting their TenderCrisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch sandwich in 2005.
(more information on these and other stories thisdayincountrymusic.com