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.

 

Birthdays:

Kathy Forester - singer, Forester Sisters

Patty Loveless - singer

Deana Carter - singer

 

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