A Day in Music - August 23rd

Today in country music history:

2003 - Ronnie Milsap and Lorrie Morgan inducted Trace Adkins into the Grand Ole Opry.

1993 - Alan Jackson and his wife Denise welcomed their second daughter, Alexandra Jane Jackson.

1980 - Eddie Rabbitt parked “Drivin’ My Life Away” at number one on the country chart.

1975 - Glen Campbell's “Rhinestone Cowboy” was the top country hit in the U.S.

1969 - “A Boy Named Sue” claimed the top spot on the country charts for Johnny Cash.

1952 - Kitty Wells became the first woman ever to hit number one on the country chart with “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.”


Birthdays:

Woody Paul - singer/fiddler, Riders in the Sky, Grand Ole Opry member

Ira Dean - bassist-vocals, Trick Pony

Barry Bales - bassist, Alison Krauss & Union Station

 

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