A Day in Music - July 12th

Today in country music history:

2007 - Vince Gill's commercial for Fruit of the Loom premiered featuring the tune "Daddy Was the Apple of My Eye." Fruits from the company's logo played in the band.

2006 - Kelsi Osborn of SheDaisy and husband Steve had their twin daughters in Nashville.

2005 - Willie Nelson's reggae album, Countryman, was released.

2000 - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's video for "Let's Make Love" debuted on CMT the same day they launched their Soul 2 Soul tour. It was their first outing as a married couple.

1994 - Brad Seals made his last appearance as a member of Little Texas in Michigan.

1988 - Randy Travis' album Old 8 by 10 was released.

1986 - Charlie Daniels hosted the Volunteer Jam 12 at Starwood Amphitheater in Nashville with special guests Don Henley, The Judds and Dwight Yoakam among others.

1980 - Charley Pride hit the top of the country chart with a remake of Hank Williams' "You Win Again."

1972 - Tom T. Hall recorded "(Old Dogs-Children And) Watermelon Wine" around noon at Mercury Custom Recording Studio in Nashville.

1954 - At age 19, Elvis Presley signed his first recording contract with Sun Records.  He quit his job as a truck driver for The Crown Electric Company that day, too.

 

Birthday:

Shannon Lawson - singer

 

Image: Jessica Pearl / Getty Images

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