September 25th: On this day
Born on this day, was Shel Silverstein, American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He wrote Tompall Glaser's highest-charting solo single "Put Another Log on the Fire", "One's on the Way" (a hit for Loretta Lynn), and wrote one of Johnny Cash's best known whimsical hits, "A Boy Named Sue." Other songs co-written by Silverstein include "The Taker" by Waylon Jennings and hits for Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show.
Born on this day in St. Louis, Missouri, was Royce Kendall, singer from the duo, The Kendalls who released 16 albums including the #1 hits "Heaven's Just a Sin Away," "Sweet Desire" and "Thank God for the Radio". She died on May 22, 1998.
Patsy Cline appeared on Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry performing "When I Get Through With You (You’ll Love Me Too)" and "Why Can’t He Be You."
Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included Mel Tillis who performed "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Detroit City" and then with Glen Campbell played "Kaw-Liga" and "I Saw the Light".
The Postal Service issued a series of stamps honoring four important country music acts: Hank Williams, The Carter Family, Patsy Cline and Bob Wills. The "Legends of American Music Series" stamps went on sale for 29 cent's each as well as a special collector sheet of 20 stamps.
Loretta Lynn marked her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The only other women to reach this milestone have been Jean Shepard, Minnie Pearl and Wilma Lee Cooper. Lynn was honored with a tribute show that was broadcast on GAC-TV.
Don Henley released his fifth solo studio album Cass County which later debuted at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, the album features Miranda Lambert, Merle Haggard, Vice Gill, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood and others.
Jean Shepard died aged 82. The honky tonk singer, songwriter, scored the hits "Second Fiddle (To An Old Guitar)," "A Satisfied Mind" and a Ferlin Husky duet, "A Dear John Letter." In 2005, Shepard celebrated 50 years as a member of the Opry and is the longest-living female member of the Opry to date.