A Day in Music - August 20th

Today in country music history:

2007 - Kenny Chesney's single "Don't Blink" went to radio.

1997 - A 50-mile stretch of Interstate 65 in Alabama was dedicated to the memory of country great Hank Williams Sr. It's now known as the "Hank Williams Lost Highway."

1991 - Collin Raye's debut album, All I Can Be, was released.

1988 - Restless Heart went to number one with "The Bluest Eyes in Texas."

1985 - Ricky Skaggs was the lead nominee for the CMA Awards with six nods.

1974 - David Allan Coe recorded "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" in Nashville.

 

Birthdays:

Rudy Gatlin - singer, Gatlin Brothers, "Broken Lady," "All The Gold in California"

Jim Reeves (1923-1964) - Country Music Hall of Fame member, "He'll Have to Go," "Four Walls

 

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