A Day in Music - May 26th

Today in country music history:

2007 - Billy Currington went to number one with "Good Directions."

2005 - Faith Hill's video for "Mississippi Girl" premiered.

2004 - Toby Keith was a four time winner at the ACM Awards, taking home the night's top trophy, Entertainer of the Year.

2002 - Elton John and Ryan Adams appeared on CMT Crossroads.

2001 – Loretta Lynn opened her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in Tennessee.

1992 - Brooks & Dunn picked up their first gold album for Brand New Man.

1973 - Jeanne Pruett took the top spot on the chart with "Satin Sheets."

1970 – "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens was the number one pop hit.

1948 - Hank and Audrey Williams' first divorce was finalized.

1933 - "The Singing Brakeman" Jimmie Rogers died of a massive hemorrhage at the Hotel Taft in New York City after a battle with tuberculosis. He would go on to become the first person inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961.

 

Birthdays:

Hank Williams, Jr. - singer, "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound," "Family Tradition," "All My Rowdy Friends are Coming Over Tongiht," "A Country Boy Can Survive"

Dave Robbins - singer, member of Blackhawk, "Goodbye Says It All"

Image: Mercury Nashville


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