A Day in Music - June 15th

Today in country music history:

2006 - Mac Davis was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Kris Kristofferson received the Johnny Mercer Award.

2006 - Lonestar earned digital gold singles for "I'm Already There" and "My Front Porch Looking In."

2004 - Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" premiered.

2004 - Josh Gracin's self-titled debut project and his single "Nothin' to Lose" were release.

2002 - Montgomery Gentry's video for "My Town" premiered.

2000 – Tennessee governor Don Sundquist announced June 15th would be designated Lynn Anderson Day in Tennessee. The announcement took place at Anderson's annual Fan Fair party.

1991 - Minnie Pearl performed in Joliet, Illinois in what turned out to be her final show. She suffered a stroke two days later.

1991 - Joe Diffie went to number one with "If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)."

1985 - Ricky Skaggs took "Country Boy" to number one.

1969 - Hee Haw premiered on CBS-TV with Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Minnie Pearl and Grandpa Jones starring. Charley Pride and Loretta Lynn were the first guests.

1963 - Buck Owens picked up his first number one hit for "Act Naturally."

 

Birthdays:

Terri Gibbs - singer

Michael Britt - guitarist, Lonestar

Waylon Jennings (1937 - 2002) - Country Music Hall of Fame member, "Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)," "I Ain't Living Long Like This," "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way"

 

Image: Michael Ochs Archive


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