Sunday, June 24, 2018

This Day in Country Music History...June 24, 2018 (Tim McGraw rescues fan from an attack + others)

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June 24th: On this day

Born on this day in Slaughters, Kentucky, was Chris Knight, singer-songwriter who has had a successful career writing songs that have been recorded by Confederate Railroad, John Anderson, and Randy Travis among others.

Randy Travis was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Forever and Ever, Amen". Written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, the song gave Travis his third #1 single. "Forever and Ever, Amen" won a Grammy for Best Country & Western Song and a Academy of Country Music award for Song of the Year.

Singer, songwriter Rosanne Cash topped the Billboard country chart with a remake of The Beatles' "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party". The track was origianly released on the album Beatles for Sale in the UK in 1964 and was also the B-side of the single "Eight Days a Week".

Dixie Chick Natalie Maines married actor Adrian Pasdar at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada for 55 dollars.

During a concert at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, Washington, while performing "Indian Outlaw", Tim McGraw noticed a man near the front of the crowd attacking a female fan. McGraw reached down and with the help of security, pulled the man up onto the stage where he was removed from the concert. The incident was filmed by a fan and late posted on YouTube.

As part of his Goodbye Tour, 76-year-old country music star Glen Campbell appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Campbell's live band on this tour included three of his children – Ashley on banjo, Shannon on guitar, and Cal on drums. The show included a tribute to Campbell from opening acts Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams and Jackson Browne.

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