A Day in Music - April 13th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Taylor Swift's single "You Belong with Me" hit the airwaves.

2006 - A resolution was introduced in Savannah, Tennessee to change the name of a portion of the town's Pickwick Street to Darryl Worley Way.

2005 - Willie Nelson's attorney sent a letter to a Texas senator declining to have a toll road named for the Country Music Hall of Famer.

1996 - Lonestar scored their first number one hit with "No News."

1983 - CBS aired a TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Country Music Association featuring appearances from Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Tammy Wynette, Roy Acuff, Ricky Skaggs, Anne Murray, The Oak Ridge Boys and many others.

1970 - Merle Haggard won five trophies at the Academy of Country & Western Music awards in Hollywood including Single, Song and Album of the Year for Okie from Muskogee.

1968 - Bobby Goldsboro was at number one with "Honey." It stayed there for five weeks.

1965 - Roger Miller won five trophies at the seventh annual Grammy Awards on the strength of his big hit "Dang Me."

1963 - Bill Anderson hit the top of the country chart with his biggest hit, "Still."

1959 - George Jones went to number one for the first time with "White Lightning."

 

Birthday:

Aaron Lewis - singer

 

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