This Day in Country Music: July 12
Today’s glace back at country music >>>
1969 - Glen Campbell appeared as a special guest on this week’s Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show along with Joe Tex and Jeannie C. Riley. Glenn performed “Some Day Little Girl” and “Take My Hand For Awhile”
1983 - Born on this day in Mississippi, was Kimberly Perry, singer and guitarist for the country group The Band Perry, who won the CMA Song of the Year Award for “If I Die Young” in 2011.
1985 - Born on this day in Edmonton, Alberta, was Adam Gregory Canadian country music singer-songwriter and actor. He has charted several singles on the Canadian country music charts, including two singles, which were also Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the US.
1988 - Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis’ album “Old 8 x 10”
1989 - The Willie Nelson album A Horse Called Music was released. The album includes Nelson’s last #1 single, “Nothing I Can Do About It Now”, and the single “There You Are.”
1997 - “It’s Your Love,” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill became the first song in 20 years to spend six weeks atop the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart. The last song to do so was 1977′s “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” by Waylon Jennings. In that span, more than 750 songs had reached #1 on the country chart, a majority of them for just one week
2000 - On the opening night of the sold out Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul2Soul Tour at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, so many fans showed up looking to get in that the local promoter opened up a section behind the stage and let the fans in.
2005 - Lost Highway released Willie Nelson’s reggae album, Countryman. The cover featured a drawing of a marijuana plant, but this was changed for Wal-Mart stores, where the artwork became a palm tree.
2007 - Fruit Of The Loom debuts an ad campaign featuring Vince Gill singing “Daddy Was The Apple Of My Eye” with various fruits from the company’s logo playing in the band
2011 - Warner Bros. releases the Blake Shelton album “Red River Blue”
2013 - Jason Aldean becomes the first country artist to headline at Boston’s Fenway Park, kicking off his show with “Crazy Town.” Also filling out the bill are Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett
2014 - “Somethin’ Bad,” by Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart