Tuesday, October 30, 2018

This Day in Country Music History...October 30, 2018 (Hank Williams, Jr. had nine albums simultaneously on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart + others)

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1908
Born on this day Beaudry, Arkansas, was Patsy Montana country music singer, songwriter and actress. Montana was the first female country performer to have a million-selling single with her signature song "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart", and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She died on 3 May 1996 aged 87.

1950
Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “I'm Movin' On”. It stayed at the top of the charts for a record breaking 21 weeks, and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career

1954
Born on this day in St. Louis, Missouri, was Jeannie 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".

1954
Born on this day in Arabi, Georgia, was T. Graham Brown, country music artist who has recorded over a dozen studio albums, and has charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Three of these singles — "Hell and High Water" and "Don't Go to Strangers" from 1986, and "Darlene" from 1988, reached #1. 

1976
Born on this day near Magna, Utah, was Lorraine Osborn. With sisters Kristyn and Kassidy, she formed SHeDAISY, whose 1999 debut album, The Whole SHeBANG, won them a nomination from the Academy of Country Music for top new duet or group. Their hits include "Little Good-Byes," "This Woman Needs", "I Will… But", "Don't Worry 'bout a Thing".

1982
Hank Williams, Jr. had nine albums simultaneously on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

2006
A music memorabilia collector and a former custodian at Sony/ATV Music Publishing were arrested for stealing Hank Williams' notebook. Stephen Shutts said he had purchased the 59-year-old notebook of lyrics at a garage sale and later sold it. Francine Boykin told police she had found the notebook in the trash while working in the Sony/ATV building. Although Shutts' attorney said the notebook was being kept in a safe place, it had not been returned to Sony/ATV.

2016
Curly Putman died aged 85. His biggest success was "Green, Green Grass of Home" (1964, sung by Porter Wagoner), which was covered by Elvis Presley, Johnny Darrell, Gram Parsons, Joan Baez, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roberto Leal, Merle Haggard, Bobby Bare, Joe Tex, Nana Mouskouri, and Tom Jones. He also co-wrote "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" with Bobby Braddock.

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