A Day in Music - May 13th

Today in country music history:

2006 - The Wreckers made their Grand Ole Opry debut.

2005 - Jason Aldean performed "Hicktown" and "Why" during his first Grand Ole Opry appearance.

2005 - Rascal Flatts got their second double-platinum album for Feels Like Today.

2003 - Joe Nichols picked up his first gold album for Man with a Memory.

2000 - Kenny Rogers went to number one with "Buy Me a Rose" with Alison Krauss and Billy Dean joining him on background vocals.

1997 - Lee Ann Womack's self-titled debut album was released.

1994 - John Berry's “Your Love Amazes Me” reached number one.

1989 - Randy Travis scored a number-one hit with “Is It Still Over?”

1986 - Hank Williams Jr.'s Greatest Hits Volume Two was certified gold.

1977 – Linda Ronstadt denied reports saying she had been offered a million dollars to be photographed nude for a Hustler centerfold.

1975 - Bob Wills died of pneumonia at age 70.

1972 - Tanya Tucker made her chart debut with “Delta Dawn.”

1967 - Merle Haggard debuted on The Grand Ole Opry.

1966 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its first performance at The Paradox in Orange, California.

1960 - Freddy Fender was arrested for marijuana possession in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1958 – Jerry Lee Lewis was granted a divorce from his second wife six months after marrying his third wife, Myra.

1955 - Elvis Presley's clothes were torn off during his performance in Jacksonville, Florida.  It was the first of many times the big E caused an audience to go mad.

 

Birthdays:

Lari White - singer, "That's My Baby"

Darius Rucker - lead singer, Hootie & The Blowfish, country artist, "Alright," "Don't Think I Don't Think About It"

 

Image: Redferns


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