Thursday, June 22, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 22, 2017



2011
Glen Campbell reveals in People magazine that he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Despite the issues it poses in remembering lyrics, he intends to launch a farewell concert tour in the fall

2006
Josh Turner's "Would You Go With Me" video debuts on CMT along with Brooks & Dunn's "Building Bridges," featuring vocal contributions by Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow

2001
The city of New York observes Reba McEntire Day as the singer ends her five-month run on Broadway in a production of "Annie Get Your Gun." Tom Wopat remains in the cast, while Crystal Bernard takes over McEntire's role

1996
With echoes of Bob Dylan and Hank Williams in the production and lyrics, Tracy Lawrence begins a three-week run at #1 in Billboard with "Time Marches On"

1995
Shania Twain goes platinum for the first time in her career, with her album "The Woman In Me"

1991
Garth Brooks and "The Thunder Rolls" take up the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

1977
Kenny Rogers takes in his first gold single, for "Lucille"

1974
Waylon Jennings commands his first #1 single in Billboard with "This Time"

1951
MGM releases Hank Williams' "Hey, Good Lookin'"

1936
Kris Kristofferson is born in Brownsville, Texas. He records the 1973 hit "Why Me," becomes a member of The Highwaymen, appears in numerous movies and writes such classics as "Help Me Make It Through The Night" and "For The Good Times," landing in the Country Music Hall of Fame

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