February 19th: On this day
Born on th1is day in Corinth, Mississippi was Bobby Emmons who as a songwriter wrote hits for George Str("So Much Like My Dad"), Waylon Jennings ("Luckenbach, Texas," "Women Do Know How to Carry On" and "Wurlitzer Prize") and Tanya Tucker ("Love Me Like You Used To"). Emmons who was a member of Bill Black's Combo from 1960-63 died on February 23rd 2015.
Buck Owens was at #1 on the country singles chart with Waitin' in Your Welfare Line.The single was Owens' tenth #1 on the US country music chart and the track spent seven weeks at the top and a total of eighteen weeksait on the country chart.
Country music winners at the 19th Annual Grammy Awards included; Best Country Vocal Performance, Female - Emmylou Harris for Elite Hotel, Best Country Vocal Performance, Male - Ronnie Milsap for "(I'm a) Stand By My Woman Man", Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group - Amazing Rhythm Aces for "The End Is Not in Sight (The Cowboy Tune)", and Best Country Song - Larry Gatlin (songwriter) for "Broken Lady."
Elvis Presley was at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Moody Blue". Written by Mark James, (who also penned Elvis' "Suspicious Minds"), the song became Presley's last #1 hit in his lifetime,
Alabama were at #1 on the US Country music album chart with Mountain Music,released in 1982, it is the award-winning third studio album by the country music group.
Willie Nelson's American western drama movie Red Headed Stranger premiered in Austin. The film studio had wanted Robert Redford to play the Red Headed Stranger a role Nelson had envisioned for himself. It took two years, but Redford finally turned the part down.
Johnny Cash's family blocked an attempt by advertisers to use his hit song "Ring of Fire" to promote haemorrhoid-relief products. The idea is said to have been backed by Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote the song with Cash's wife, June Carter Cash. Cash's daughter Rosanne said the family "would never allow the song to be demeaned like that."
Luke Bryan was at #1 on the country singles chart with Drink a Beer. Bryan has described Drink a Beer as "the coolest sad song ever" and noted that he connects with the story after having lost both of his siblings.