A Day in Music - March 25th

Today in country music history:

2006 - Mindy McCready gave birth to her first child, Zander Ryan McCready, in Nashville.

2006 - Country Music Hall of Fame member Buck Owens died in his sleep at his home in Bakersfield, California.

2004 - In Georgia, the House of Representatives voted 134-0 to name a stretch of Interstate 85 for country music star Alan Jackson. The honor had already passed the Senate.

1989 - Reba took the top spot on the country singles chart with "New Fool At An Old Game."

1987 - Randy Travis' single "Forever and Ever, Amen" was released.

1971 - Lynn Anderson picked up her only gold album for Rose Garden.

1966 - Buck Owens performed at Carnegie Hall and opened the show with "Act Naturally." The concert was recorded for a landmark live album.

1963 - Johnny Cash recorded "Ring of Fire" at the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville.

1961 – Elvis Presley performed his last live show for the next eight years in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The show raised $62,000 for the U.S.S. Arizona memorial fund.

Provided by ABC News Radio

Check out more A Day in Music 


Advertisement

Podcasts

Poll