A Day in Music - January 24th

Today in country music history:

2010 - Kenny Chesney was on hand at the Superdome in New Orleans as the Saints defeated the Minnesota Vikings to win the NFC Championship.

2002 – Freddy Fender underwent a kidney transplant.

1998 - Justin Tubb, son of the late Country Music Hall of Fame member Ernest Tubb, died following surgery for an aortic aneurysm.

1994 - George Strait earned his first triple platinum album for the Pure Country soundtrack.

1981 - Dolly Parton went to number one on the country chart with "9 to 5."

1953 - Hank Williams went to number one with "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive."


Birthdays:

Ray Stevens - singer-songwriter-comedian, "The Streak"

Becky Hobbs - singer-songwriter

Keech Rainwater - drummer, Lonestar, "No News," "Amazed”

Stephen Barker Liles - member of Love and Theft, "Runaway"

 

Image: MCA Nashville

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