By Frank Williams Jr.


Today In Country Music History:

1939 – The song “Back In The Saddle Again” is written by Gene Autry. It was made for the western movie “Rovin’ Tumbleweeds”.

1947 – Partly resonsible for the hit “Baby Likes To Rock It”, The Tractors member, Walt Richmond, is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

1948 – Two months after leaving Bill Monore’s band. Earl Scruggs marries Louise Certain, in Gaffney, South Carolina. She then would become manager of Flatt & Scruggs.

1952 – Bass Player for Sawyer Brown. Jim Scholten in born in Bay City, Michigan. He recorded on the hits; “The Dirt Road”, “Six Days On The Road”, “All These Years” & “Thank God For You”.

1981Alabama sits on top of the Billboard Country Chart for “Old Flame”.

1988Reba McEntire releases “Reba”.

1992 – “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio” becomes the first #1 hit for Aaron Tippin.

2003Dierks Bentley makes his Grand Ole Opry debut.

2010 – At the 45th annual ACM’s, Lady Antebellum wins 3 awards. Top Vocal Group, Single Record and Song of the Year for “Need You Now”.

2014 – “Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me,” a documentary focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the country legend. Makes its debut at the Nashville Film Festival.


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