A Day in Music - June 4th

Today in country music history:

2006 - Loretta Lynn broke her shoulder in a fall at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

2003 - CMT taped its TV special, 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music, with performers George Jones, Vince Gill, Kenny Chensey, LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride and others.

2002 - Kenny Chesney's album, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, was certified gold and platinum simultaneously.

2001 - Singer-songwriter and troubadour John Hartford, who wrote "Gentle on My Mind," died at age 63 after a battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

2001 - Brooks & Dunn's album Steers & Stripes was certified gold.

1999 - Tim McGraw and more than 400 fans had to evacuate his charity concert at the 7th House in Pontiac, Michigan. A woman used pepper spray on a man she claimed groped her. McGraw fell to his knees and started choking mid-song. The audience ran out of the club.

1982 - Alabama hosted their first June Jam in Ft. Payne, Alabama, sharing the stage with Janie Frickie and The Oak Ridge Boys.

1975 - Emmylou Harris' first hit, "If I Could Only Win Your Love," was released.

 

Birthday:

Freddy Fender (1937-2006) - singer, "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights"


Image: Sony Music Nashville


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