Friday, April 27, 2018

Today in Country Music History...April 27, 2018 (Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt performed together + others)

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April 27th: On this day

Born on this day, was Herb Pedersen, musician, guitarist, banjo player, and singer-songwriter who has worked with numerous musicians including Earl Scruggs, The Dillards, Smokey Grass Boys, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne, and John Denver. He was also a member of The Desert Rose Band who had the 1988 US Country #1 hit “He's Back and I'm Blue.”

Born on this day was American singer-songwriter Kacey Jones. She co-wrote the Mickey Gilley hit "I'm the One Mama Warned You About" (credited as Gayle Zeiler), and found success as a performer through the band Ethel & The Shameless Hussies. Jones died on September 1, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.

Born on this day in Bellshill, Scotland was Sheena Easton, singer and actress. Sheena Easton is the only artist in the history of the US Billboard charts to have a top 5 hit on each of the Billboards key charts consecutively: "Morning Train (9-5)" (Pop, Adult Contemporary), "We Got Tonight" w/Kenny Rogers (Country), "Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)" (Dance), and "Sugar Walls" (R&B).

Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt performed together for the first time during a recording of the syndicated Dolly! TV show. The show's opening theme was "Love Is Like A Butterfly" and the show's closing song was "I Will Always Love You", both #1 hits for Dolly in 1974, and both sung by Dolly on the show.

Liberty Records released "The River" by Garth Brooks, the fifth and final single from his third album, 1991's Ropin' the Wind, which became his ninth #1 hit on the Billboard country charts.

Monticello, Georgia, renamed Highway 83 the Trisha Yearwood Parkway, honoring its most famous former resident.

Jason Aldean was at #1 on the country chart with My Kinda Party, his fourth studio album. The album received a Nomination for the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Country Album.

A judge in Iowa ruled that 71-year-old David Allan Coe could continue a lawsuit that stemed from an incident in June 2008 at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa, that resulted in Coe being arrested. Coe had been gambling when an altercation happened after Coe hit the jackpot on a slot machine. There was confusion as security guards gave him orders that he did not comply with because, as he states, he couldn’t understand them because of hearing loss. The situation escalated until Coe was tackled by two sheriff’s, detained, and eventually jailed.

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