A Day in Music - January 4th

Today in country music history:

2006 - LeAnn Rimes sang the national anthem at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

2002 - The soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? got five nominations for the Grammy Awards.

2000 - The Dixie Chicks earned an Album of the Year Grammy nomination for Fly.

1989 - Dwight Yoakam's album Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room went gold.

1969 - George Jones and Dolly Parton joined the Grand Ole Opry.

1969 - Johnny Cash went to number one with "Daddy Sang Bass."

1954 - Elvis recorded a 10-minute demo at Sun Records in Memphis.  One side was "My Happiness" and the other was "That's When Your Heartaches Begin."

1953 - More than 20 thousand people attended Hank Williams' funeral in Montgomery, Alabama. Ernest Tubb, Little Jimmy Dickens, Webb Pierce and Carl Smith were among the performers at the service.



Kathy Forester - singer, Forester Sisters

Patty Loveless - singer

Deana Carter - singer


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