A Day In Music
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."
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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