A Day in Music - August 16th

Today in country music history:

2005 - Brad Paisley's album Time Well Wasted was released.

2003 - Daryle Singletary married nurse Holly Mercer in St. Simons, Georgia.

2000 - Mary Chapin Carpenter sang "Why Walk You Can Fly" at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles as the party nominated Al Gore for president.

1980 - Alabama went to number one for the first time with "Tennessee River."

1979 - The Charlie Daniels Band picked up their first platinum album for Million Mile Reflections.

1977 - Elvis Presley was found unconscious in his private bathroom at Graceland Mansion.  He was pronounced dead of heart failure.  He was 42.

1969 - Merle Haggard's song "Workin' Man Blues" went to number one.

1935 - Patsy Montana recorded "I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" in New York City.

 

Birthdays:

Billy Joe Shaver -  singer

Emily Robison - dobro-banjo, The Dixie Chicks

 

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