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This Day In Country Music History 3/21/18

It’s National Single Parents Day, National Kick Butts Day, National Countdown Day, National Common Courtesy Day, National Fragrance Day, National California Strawberry Day, and National French Bread Day. (more information available at national day)

A Random Fact For Your Wednesday

Costco’s $1.50 hot dog-and-soda combo is so popular that Costcos around the country serve 100 million hot dogs a year . . . that’s four times more hot dogs than all of the Major League Baseball stadiums combined.

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1948 Paul Davis was born on this day. Ssinger and songwriter, best known for his 1977  hit      “I Go Crazy”, In the mid 1980s, he also had two country #1 hits as a guest vocalist on songs by Marie Osmond and Tanya Tucker.

1977 Glen Campbell was at #1 on the US Country chart with “Southern Nights”

1981 Willie Nelson’s “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground”  went #1 on the country charts on this day. It was also Willie nelsons seventh chart topping song.  The song is commonly believed to have been written about a friend of Nelson’s who was a Hells Angel, who died in a motorcycle crash.

1993 Billy Ray Cyrus was at #1 on the US Country album charts with his debut album   Some Gave All. It produced four hit singles on the Billboard country charts, the first of these was Cyrus’s breakthrough song “Achy Breaky Heart.” The album is the longest time spent by a debut artist at #1 with 17 consecutive weeks on the chart.

2007 Dixie Chicks were at #1 on the US country chart with their seventh studio album Taking the Long Way. With over 2 million copies sold in the US, it won 5 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Country Music Fun Fact

Darius Rucker is a friend of the golfer Tiger Woods, whom he met in a bar when Woods was 18. Rucker sang at the golfer’s wedding with Hootie & the Blowfish.

 



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