By Frank Williams Jr.


On This Day In Country Music History:

1957 – Songwriter Jim Lauderdale is born in Troutman, North Carolina. He is responsible for writing George Strait’s “I Gotta Get To You” Mark Chestnutt’s “Gonna Get A Life” and Patty Loveless’s “Halfway Down”.

1964Steve Azar is born in Greenville, Mississippi. He scored his first hit with “I Don’t Have To Be Me (‘Til Monday)”.

1978 – The duet album “Waylon & Willie” is certified platinum.

1981 – “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma“, by David Frizzell and Shelly West, makes it to the top spot on the Billboard Country Singles Chart.

1992Wynonna scores her first #1 hit with “She Is His Only Need”

2000 –  Faith Hill performs “Love Child” at the “Divas 2000: A Tribute To Diana Ross” special on VH1.

2001 – The “Carrot top who can barely walk”, Maisie Elizabeth McDonald, daughter of Lonestar’s Richie McDonald is born in Nashville.

2006Toby Keith releases his debut album for Show Dog Nashville, “White Trash Money”.

2013 Taylor Swift‘s Diet Coke ad that features he song “22” debuts during American Idol.

2015Darius Rucker catches a touchdown pass for his alma mater, when he make a surprise appearance on the University of South Carolina’s football team during their annual Garnet & Black Game.


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