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This Day In Country Music History 4/16/18

TODAY WE CELEBRATE NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS TO WORK DAY | NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY | NATIONAL BEAN COUNTER DAY | NATIONAL ORCHID DAY | NATIONAL EGGS BENEDICT DAY. (More information available at national day)

Celebrities celebrating birthdays today Jon Cryer of Two and a Half Men and Pretty In Pink is 53.  Jimmy Osmond the youngest of The Osmond Brothers is 55 today.  His one and only attempt at his own solo career “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool” LA Laker Great Kareem Abdul Jabbar is 71.

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1974 Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US Country chart with, “A Very Special Love Song”.

1983 Alabama was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “Dixieland Delight” which was released as the lead-off single from their album The Closer You Get.

1999 Shania Twain became the first woman to be named songwriter, and artist of the year in the Nashville Songwriter Achievement Awards.

2007 Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” video won three trophies at the CMT Music Awards, held at Belmont University’s Curb Events Center in Nashville. Other winners on the night included Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Jack Ingram, Rascal Flatts, and Kenny Chesney.

2010 Country singer Alan Jackson was awarded his own star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (watch ceremony here)

Country Music Fun Fact

For Waylon Jennings’ birthday in 1979, former Buddy Holly Cricket Joe B. Mauldin tracked down a vintage 1958 Ariel Cyclone motorcycle that used to belong to Buddy Holly, and put it inside of Waylon’s hotel room as a surprise.

 

 

 



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