A Day in Music - July 9th

Today in country music history:

2004 - Wynonna and Heart teamed up for CMT Crossroads.

2004 - A portion of Interstate 85 near Newnan, Georgia was dedicated as The Alan Jackson Highway.

2001 - The Country Music Association unveiled 12 new Hall of Fame inductees: Bill Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Sam Phillips, The Louvin Brothers, The Delmore Brothers, The Jordanaires, Webb Pierce, Don Gibson, The Everly Brothers, Don Law, Ken Nelson and Homer & Jethro.

1998 - Garth Brooks' The Limited Series box set lifted his album sales to new heights: No Fences at 16 million; Ropin' the Wind at 13 million; Garth Brooks at nine million; In Pieces at eight million; The Chase at eight million and Fresh Horses at six million.

1991 - Roy Acuff received the National Medal of Arts from President George Bush at the White House.

1983 - Ricky Skaggs earned a number one hit with "Highway 40 Blues."

1954 - Elvis Presley recorded Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" for Sun Records in Memphis.

 

Birthdays:

Jesse McReynolds - Grand Ole Opry Star, one half of bluegrass duo Jim & Jesse

David Ball - singer, "Thinkin' Problem," "Riding with Private Malone"

 

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