A Day in Music - August 6th

Today in country music history:

2004 - Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan launched their first joint concert tour.

2003 - John Mellencamp and Kenny Chesney taped an episode of CMT Crossroads in Nashville.

2002 - Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks sounded off on Toby Keith's song "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" to the Los Angeles Daily News saying, quote, "It's ignorant, and it makes country music sound ignorant...You've got to have some tact."

1999 - Garth Brooks' mother Colleen died in Oklahoma of throat cancer.

1993 - Wynonna's self-titled debut album was certified triple-platinum.

1955 - Hank Snow, Lefty Frizzell, Eddie Dean, Freddie Hart and The Collins Kids performed the first-ever country concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

 

Birthdays:

Peggy and Patsy Lynn - twin country singers, The Lynns

Lisa Stewart - singer

 

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