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This Day In Country Music History 4/2/18

Welcome To Monday April 2nd’ 2018

It’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, National Reconciliation Day.  (more information available at national day)  Something you may find interesting.  When Mr. Potato Head first came out in 1952, it was just the body parts on sharp spikes . . . you had to provide your OWN potato.  It didn’t include the plastic potato until the 1970s.  And did you know 5.  The average person burns about 0.19 calories a minute when they’re laughing a lot.  That comes out to about 17 calories during a standard 90-minute comedy movie.  (Wiseguys Comedy should post a calorie burner post in there lobby)

This Day In Country Music History

1956 Johnny Cash recorded his classic song, “I Walk the Line”, which became his first #1 Billboard country hit. Released in May of this year it remained on the charts for over 43 weeks, and sold over 2 million copies.

1961 Happy Birthday Buddy Jewell born on this day in Lepanto, Arkansas.  He was the first winner on the USA Network talent show Nashville Star. Known for two  #1 singles “Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey’s Song)” and “Sweet Southern Comfort”.

1962 Happy Birthday Billy Dean born on this day in Quincy, Florida.  Singer, songwriter known for his hits “Billy the Kid”, “Somewhere In My Broken Heart” and “It’s Only the Wind”

1995 Trisha Yearwood was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “Thinkin’ About You”  The song became Yearwood’s third #1 country hit.  The video features her husband at the time  Robert “Bobby” Reynolds bass player for the Maveriks.

 

Country Music Fun Fact

A 2011 survey showed that 42 percent of the US population are country music fans, which breaks down to 95 million music fans. The survey also found that country fans are more likely to go dancing, go out on the town with friends, entertain at home and dine out. In fact country fans spent $16 billion dining out with friends and family in 2010!

 



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