Welcome to Monday July 16th’ Let’s all help celebrate
NATIONAL GET OUT OF THE DOGHOUSE DAY – NATIONAL CORN FRITTERS DAY – NATIONAL PERSONAL CHEF DAY. (more information available at national day)
Tracy Chapman Fun Fact
You’ll spend an average of $143,280 in your lifetime to TREAT YO’ SELF, according to a new study. That’s based on you spending $199 per month on stuff for 60 years.
It Happened On This Day In Country Music History
1986 Dolly Parton‘s Dollywood theme park opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. has over 3,000 people on its payroll, making it the largest employer in the community. In addition to standard amusement park thrill rides, Dollywood features traditional crafts and music of the Smoky Mountains area.
1990 was at #1 on the US Country charts with, “The Dance”. The song, written by Brooks’ friend, Tony Arata, was a key track on his self-titled debut album Garth Brooks and is considered by many to be Brooks’ signature song.
1996 Billy Ray Cyrus’ Some Gave All became the first debut album by a country artist certified for wholesale sales of 9 million copies. The album featured four hit singles on the Billboard country charts, the first of these was Cyrus’s breakthrough song “Achy Breaky Heart”.
2006 Kenny Chesney set a new record for a country show when his concert at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, grossed $4 million. The bill also featured Dierks Bentley, Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich and Carrie Underwood.
Country Music Fun Fact
With the success of his third album Ropin’ The Wind, sales boosted his first two albums, making Brooks the first country artist with three albums listed in the pop top 20 in one week.