Wednesday, June 6, 2018

This Day in Country Music History...June 6, 2018 (Gretchen Wilson was at #1 on the country charts + others)

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June 6th: On this day

Born on this day in Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana, was Joe Stampley, singer who had the 1973 US #1 hit with “Soul Dog” and the 1975 US #1 county hit with “Roll On Big Mama.”

Born on this day, was Curtis Wright, American country music artist. He made his debut in 1989 with the single "She's Got a Man on her Mind". By 1994, he and frequent songwriting partner Robert Ellis Orrall had formed a duo known as Orrall & Wright who wrote Ronnie Milsap's #1 single "A Woman in Love".

Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the country music album chart with Rose Garden. The title track went on to top the country charts, where it stayed at the #1 position for five weeks, and reached #3 on the pop charts in 1971. Anderson received a Grammy Award for the song for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

Born on this day in Surrey, British Columbia, was Canadian country music singer/songwriter and actress, Lisa Brokop, who has charted more than twenty singles on the country music charts in her native Canada.

RCA Records released "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton, the second single from Parton's thirteenth solo studio album, Jolene. Recorded on June 13, 1973, the singer wrote the song for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was professionally splitting at the time.

Born on this day in Mount Clemens, Michigan, was Matthew Shafer known as Uncle Kracker who scored the US #6 Country single "Smile" in 2009 which was taken from his album Happy Hour.

The movie Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta and Debra Winger, opened in American theaters. The movie, which showcased Mickey Gilley's nightclub, was a huge success at the box office and its soundtrack included several major hits.

Rascal Flatts held the top position on the country charts with Me and My Gang. The album went double platinum in the first month of release and has sold almost 5m copies in the US. The singles released from this album included "What Hurts the Most".

Winners at the CMT Music Awards included; Video of the Year - "Good Girl", Carrie Underwood, Male Video of the Year - "I Don't Want This Night to End", Luke Bryan, Female Video of the Year - "Over You", Miranda Lambert, Group Video of the Year - "We Owned the Night", Lady Antebellum, Duo Video of the Year - "I Got You", Thompson Square, USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year - "The Trouble with Girls", Scotty McCreery and Collaborative Video of the Year went to "Remind Me", Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

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