A Day in Music - June 18th

Today in country music history:

2004 - Willie Nelson and Glen Campbell performed at the funeral of Ray Charles in Los Angeles.

2004 - Montgomery Gentry earned a gold album for You Do Your Thing.

1997 - Country Music Association entertainers of the year, Brooks & Dunn, played a special show for their fan club at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  After the show, the duo stuck around to sign autographs for all two thousand fans that came to the concert. Brooks & Dunn started signing at 9 p.m. and finished at 5 a.m. the next morning.

1994 - Neal McCoy began a four-week stay at number one with "Wink."

1984 - The film Rhinestone, starring Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone, premiered at Nashville's Roy Acuff Theater.

1973 - Loretta Lynn appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine with the headline "The Country Music Craze."

1955 - Faron Young's signature tune "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" went to number one.

1941 - Gene Autry recorded "You Are My Sunshine" at the CBS Studios in Hollywood.

 

Birthday:

Blake Shelton - singer

 

Image: Sony Music Nashville


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