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Tracy Chapman’s This Day In Country Music History 8/10/18

Welcome To The Weekend.  Let’s All Help Celebrate

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Five Things You Should Do to Have a Better Weekend

#1 Plan it out

#2 Compress chores

#3 Flex different skills

#4 Cut down on tech

#5 Do something fun on Sunday night

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1929 Born on this day in Sherman, Texas was Buck Owens. Singer and guitarist, who scored twenty 21 #1 hits on the Billboard country music charts and pioneered what has come to be called the Bakersfield sound a reference to Bakersfield, California. Owens died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack on March 25th 2006.

1946 Happy Birthday John Conlee born on this day in Versailles, Kentucky.  Between 1978 and 2004 scored a total of thirty-two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Conlee has scored seven #1 hits including, “Lady Lay Down,”  “Common Man,” and “I’m Only in It for the Love,” 

1989 “Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That” by Dolly Parton was at #1 on the country chart. Released as the first single from the album White Limozeen, the song was Parton’s eighteenth #1.

1991 Liberty Records released “Rodeo” by Garth Brooks.  Taken from his album Ropin’ the Wind peaked at #3 on the US country chart.  The song is famous for the lyrics “worn out tape of Chris Ledoux”.

2000 Lonestar were at #1 on the country music charts with “What About Now”, the fourth single from their 1999 album, Lonely Grill.

 

2001  married Gareth Maguire, a Roman Catholic teacher and actor from Northern Ireland in a civil ceremony in Hawaii.

2009 Brooks & Dunn announced that they were breaking up in 2010 after 20 years as a duo. Signed to Arista Records in 1991, the duo recorded ten studio albums, one Christmas album and three compilation albums for the label. They also released fifty singles, of which twenty went to #1 on the charts and nineteen more reached top ten.

2013 With 22 weeks at #1, “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line set a new record for most weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, “Cruise” benefited from changes in Billboard’s methodology, made in 2012, from a country airplay-only chart to one that reflected all-genre airplay, music downloads and streaming.

Country Music Fun fact

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (watch movie trailer) movie presented some difficulties for Universal, particularly with advertising. In 1982, the word “whorehouse” was considered obscene in parts of the US, resulting in the film being renamed The Best Little Cathouse in Texas in some print ads.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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