A Day in Music - January 7th

Today in country music:

2009 - Carrie Underwood was a three-time winner at the People's Choice Awards. Rascal Flatts was also a winner.

2004 - Josh Turner picked up his first gold album for Long Black Train.

2003 - Alan Jackson and The Dixie Chicks each earned four Grammy nominations.

1998 - Legendary Nashville producer Owen Bradley died at age 82. He is credited with inventing the "Nashville Sound" and made records for everyone from Patsy Cline to k.d. Lang.

1978 - Johnny Paycheck went to number one with "Take This Job and Shove It."

1967 - Charley Pride became the first black solo singer to perform on the Grand Ole Opry.

1961 - Faron Young recorded "Hello Walls" in Nashville.

 

Birthdays:

Jack Greene - singer, "There Goes My Everything"

David Lee Murphy - singer, "Dust on the Bottle," "Party Crowd

John Rich - one half of Big & Rich, "Lost in this Moment"

 

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