A Day in Music - August 9th

Today in country music history:

2005 - Sugarland teamed up with Bon Jovi for a taping of CMT Crossroads in New York City.

2003 - Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett began an eight-week stay at number one with "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."

2003 - Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus popped the question to Allison Alderson in New York City. She agreed to marry him.

2002 - Rascal Flatts' video for "These Days" premiered.

1986 - The Judds took the top spot with "Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain."

1975 - Freddy Fender went to number one with "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights."

1960 - Johnny Horton recorded "North to Alaska" in Nashville. It would be his final recording.

1952 - Hank Williams missed a scheduled performance on the Grand Ole Opry. Opry manager Jim Denny fired him two days later.

 

Birthday:

Merle Kilgore (1934-2005) - co-wrote Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," Hank Williams Jr.'s manager

 

Image: Rick Diamond

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