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It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1932 Born on this day in Winchester, Virginia, was Patsy Cline, country music singer. Her hits began in 1957 with  “Walkin’ After Midnight”,  and  “I Fall to Pieces”, and “Crazy” . She died aged 30 on 5 March 1963 at the height of her career in a private plane crash.  Ten years after her death, in 1973, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 

1977 Crystal Gayle was at #1 on the US Country chart with “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”. The song became Gayle’s first, (and biggest), crossover pop hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, and won the singer a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. In 1999, the song was recognized by ASCAP as one of the ten most-performed songs of the 20th century.

 

1985 Rosanne Cash was at #1 on the Billboard country chart with  I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Mea song she wrote with her then-husband Rodney Crowell. Her fourth Country #1 later won a Grammy Award.

1991 Happy Birthday Hunter Hayes born on this day in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.  American country music singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His self-titled debut album released in 2011 included the Top 20 country single “Storm Warning” and the #1 singles “Wanted” and “Somebody’s Heartbreak“.

2017 Don Williams died at his home in Alabama aged 78. Williams, who was known as “the Gentle Giant” because of his easygoing temperament, died after a short illness. Williams had 17 #1 hits in the US and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, before he retired in 2016.

Country Music Fun Fact

John Denver received the NASA Public Service Medal, in 1985 for “helping to increase awareness of space exploration by the peoples of the world,” an award usually restricted to spaceflight engineers and designers.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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