A Day in Music - July 19th

Today in country music history:

2004 -- Gretchen Wilson's album Here for the Party went double platinum.

2003 -- Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett's video for "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" premiered.

1997 -- George Strait started a four-week stay at number one with "Carrying Your Love with Me."

1993 -- Garth Brooks single "Ain't Going Down (Til the Sun Comes Up)" was released.

1993 -- The Judds picked up their fifth platinum album for Love Can Build a Bridge.

1991 -- The brakes failed on Dottie West's car on the way to the Grand Ole Opry. She lost control and hit a wall, but sustained only minor injuries.

1980 -- Mickey Gilley went to number one with his cover of the Buddy Holly song "True Love Ways."

1975 -- Country Music Hall of Fame member Lefty Frizzell died in Nashville following a stroke.


Birthdays:

Sue Thompson - singer, "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)"

George Hamilton IV - Grand Ole Opry star, "Abilene," "Urge for Going"

Bernie Leadon - guitar-banjo, ex-Eagles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

 

Image: MCA Nashville

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