A Day in Music - April 2nd

Today in country music history:

2006 - Craig Morgan broke his left wrist and suffered a concussion when he was thrown over the handlebars in a motorcycle race accident in Bucksnort, Tennessee. He finished the race and went to on perform that evening.

2006 - Brad Paisley performed "When I Get Where I'm Going" at the funeral for Buck Owens in Bakersfield, California. Garth Brooks, Dwight Yoakam, John Berry and Trace Adkins also attended the service.

1999 - Trisha Yearwood visited the set of TV's Sesame Street and got to work with her childhood hero, Grover.

1994 - Little Texas took "My Love" to number one.

1992 - Wynonna performed her first solo show in Midland, Texas.

1990 - Diamond Rio signed their first recording contract with Arista Records.

1988 - Reba scored a number one hit with "Love Will Find Its Way to You."

1977 - Kenny Rogers went to number one for the first time on the country chart with "Lucille."

1956 - Johnny Cash recorded "I Walk the Line" and "Get Rhythm" at Sun Recording Studio in Memphis.

 

Birthdays:

Emmylou Harris - singer, Country Music Hall of Fame member, "Boulder to Birmingham," "Two More Bottles of Wine"

Buddy Jewell - singer, first Nashville Star winner, "Help Pour out the Rain (Lacey's Song)," "Sweet Southern Comfort"

Billy Dean - singer

 

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