Friday, March 30, 2018

Today in Country Music History...March 30, 2018 (Eric Weissberg's "Dueling Banjos' was #1 on the Country Album Chart + others)


March 30th: On this day

Eric Weissberg was at #1 on the country music album chart with Dueling Banjos. The song “Dueling Banjos” was made famous by the 1972 film Deliverance, (starring Jon Voight andBurt Reynolds), which also led to a successful lawsuit by the song's composer, as it was used in the film without his permission.

George Jones was arrested and charged with drunken driving after he wrecked his 1981 Lincoln while driving home in Mississippi. The accident happened on a country road about 10 miles from the Alabama - Mississippi state line. Just 24 hours earlier Jones and his fiancee Nancy Ford Sepulvada were stopped near Jackson and state narcotics officers said they found a 'small amount' of white substance in his car.

Born on this day, was Justin Moore, country music singer and songwriter. Hits on the Hot Country Songs charts, include the #1 hits "Small Town USA", "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" and the top 10 hit "Backwoods".

Born on this day, was Thomas Rhett, American country music singer, the son of singer-songwriter Rhett Akins. His third single, "It Goes Like This", topped the Country Airplay chart and also peaked at #2 on the Hot Country Songs. His 2015 single "Die a Happy Man" topped the country charts for 16 weeks.

Garth Brooks was featured on the cover of Time magazine billing him inside as a "jumping-jack-flash performer who can bring 40-year-olds to tears with existential hymns about accepting life's compromises."

Clint Black was at #1 on the Country singles chart with "Nothin' but The Taillights" the third single and title track from his album of the same name. This single became Black's eleventh #1 single, twenty-sixth Top Ten single, and twenty-seventh Top Twenty single. 2006
Carrie Underwood was at #1 on the US country charts with her debut album Some Hearts. It is the best selling debut album by a solo female country music artist in history. The album contains the #1 singles "Jesus, Take the Wheel", "Don't Forget to Remember Me", "Wasted", and "Before He Cheats".

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