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

Welcome To Wednesday August 8th 2018.  Let’s All Help Celebrate

NATIONAL SNEAK SOME ZUCCHINI INTO YOUR NEIGHBOR’S PORCH DAY | NATIONAL HAPPINESS HAPPENS DAY | NATIONAL DOLLAR DAY | NATIONAL FROZEN CUSTARD DAY  (more information available at national day)

Tracy Chapman Fun Fact

Today is World Cat Day.  So maybe today,  someone will post a picture of a cat on the Internet.

Other interesting facts about Cats.

1.  One in four people with a cat say it’s their best friend.

2.  About two out of five cat owners have more than one.

3.  And finally, 64% of people with a cat say they’d rather spend a quiet night with it than with their significant other.

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1932 Born on this day in Dover, Florida, was Mel Tillis, country music singer who scored the 1972 US #1 “Coca-Cola Cowboy”.   He is also the father of Country Music Artist Pam Tillis.  Mel Tillis passed away November 9 2017.

1973 Happy Birthday Mark Wills born on this day in Cleveland, Tennessee.  Mark Wills scored the 1999 US #1 Country hit “Wish You Were Here” and “Jacob’s Ladder”

2017 American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor 

Glen Campbell died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 81. He became a patient at an Alzheimer’s long-term care and treatment facility in 2014. Campbell released more than 70 studio albums and sold 45 million records worldwide. His hits include: ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’, ‘Wichita Lineman’, ‘Galveston’ and ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’. His guitar playing can be heard on ‘Strangers in the Night’ by Frank Sinatra, ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’‘ by The Righteous Brothers and ‘I’m a Believer’ by The Monkees.

Country Music Fun Fact

During the early 1980s, Randy Travis was rejected by every major record label in Nashville. His early demo tapes were criticized by record executives as being “too country.”

 

 

 

 

 

 



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