A Day in Music - August 24th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Sugarland performed "Want To" and "All I Want to Do" at a Green Sunday concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver.

2007 - Toby Keith teamed up with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry to record "Mystery Train" for the ABC-TV special Elvis: Viva Las Vegas.

2004 - Tim McGraw's album Live Like You Were Dying was released.

2001 - June Carter Cash underwent surgery to have a pacemaker installed.  She passed away in 2003.

2000 - Faith Hill's song "Breathe" became her second gold single.

1998 - Country comedian Jerry Clower died following bypass surgery.  He was 71.

1998 - A Shania Twain concert in Syracuse, New York was halted when lightning hit the ground 40 yards behind the stage.  The concert was almost over at the time of the lightning strike.

1985 - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers shared the number one position with "Real Love."

1977 - Johnny Paycheck recorded the David Allen Coe song "Take This Job and Shove It."

1977 - Waylon Jennings was arrested in the middle of a recording session on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. The event inspired his song "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand."

1963 - Bobby Bare recorded "500 Miles Away from Home" at Nashville's RCA Studio B.


Kristyn Osborn - singer, SheDaisy, "Little Goodbyes"


Image: Michael Ochs Archive

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