A Day in Music - May 10th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Carrie Underwood was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by Garth Brooks. Vince Gill sang with her on "Jesus, Take the Wheel" that night.

2007 - Sugarland's video for "Everyday America" came out.

2005 - Dierks Bentley's album Modern Day Drifter was released.

1999 - Songwriter-artist-poet Shel Silverstein was found dead in Key West, Florida.  He was 66.  Silverstein wrote such hits as “A Boy Named Sue” for Johnny Cash and both “Sylvia's Mother” for Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show.

1998 - Ani DiFranco and Tammy Wynette lent their voices to Fox’s animated series, King of the Hill.

1997 - Barbara Mandrell launched her own line of jewelry on the QVC home shopping channel.

1995 - Reba won Entertainer of the Year and Top Female Vocalist at the ACM Awards.

1994 - Willie Nelson was found by police asleep on the side of the road in Hewitt, Texas. He was arrested on drug charges when they found the butt of a joint in his ashtray.

1989 - Dwight Yoakam's album Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. was certified Platinum.

1986 - The Judds ascended to the top spot on the country chart with “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days).”

1984 - Lee Greenwood's single "God Bless the U.S.A." was released.

1980 - Emmylou Harris' "Beneath Still Waters" rose to number one.

1966 - Charley Pride recorded his first chart hit, “Just Between You and Me,” for RCA.

1962 - Johnny Cash appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York City with George Jones and The Carter Family among the other acts on the bill.

1957 - Jan Howard married Harlan Howard in Las Vegas.

1952 - Hank Thompson's song "Wild Side of Life" began a 15-week run at number one on the country chart.

1928 - On Mother Maybelle's 29th birthday, The Carter Family recorded "Wildwood Flower." 

 

Birthday:

Mother Maybelle Carter (1909 - 1978) - member of The Carter Family, member of the Country Music Hall of Fame

 

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