A Day in Music - August 7th

Today in country music history:

2007 - Vince Gill, Mel Tillis and Ralph Emery were announced as the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

2004 - Reba hit number one with "Somebody."

2002 - Keith Urban’s video for "Somebody Like You" premiered.

1997 - Garth Brooks performed a free concert aired on HBO from New York City's Central Park, drawing a six-figure crowd.  Billy Joel and Don McLean made special appearances.

1996 - Trace Adkins’ "Every Light in the House" video premiered.

1961 - Patsy Cline reached number one with "I Fall to Pieces."


Birthdays:

B.J. Thomas - singer, "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," “(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song"

Rodney Crowell - "I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried," "After All This Time," "It's Such a Small World" (duet with Rosanne Cash)

Raul Malo - singer, The Mavericks, "Oh What a Crying Shame"

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