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This Day In Country Music History 5/18/18

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TINA FEY IS 48.  FUNNIEST PERSON ON THE PLANET!

Reggie Jackson is 72.  Mr. October.  He’s played himself in “The Naked Gun”“The Benchwarmers”, and numerous TV shows,

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1948 Born on this day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was Joseph Bonsall, Jr., of The Oak Ridge Boys who scored the 1978 US Country #1 “I’ll Be True To You.”

 

1952 Born on this day in Poteet, Texas, was George Strait.  Strait who is referred to as the “King of Country,” holds the world record for more #1 hit singles than any other artist in the history of music on any chart or in any genre, having recorded 60 #1 hit singles and still climbing.

1974 Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US Country chart with Behind Closed Doors. The album received three Country Music Association awards: Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year.

 

1975 Five times married country singer, Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the UK singles chart with “Stand By Your Man.” Originally recorded and released as a single in 1968 in the USA, it proved to be the most successful record of Wynette’s career and is one of the most covered songs in the history of country music.

1979 The Bellamy Brothers scored their first #1 country single with “If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me”. Songwriter David Bellamy stated that he got the title from an old Groucho Marx quote used in the American Quiz show You bet Your Life, where Marx sometimes used the quote while interviewing an attractive female contestant, then shake his cigar and raise his eyebrows to elicit a reaction.

1979 Born on this day in Kennett, Missouri, was David Nail country music singer, songwriters album The Sound of a Million Dreams, was released in November 2011;“Let It Rain” hit #1 in January 2012.

1984 Willie Nelson with Julio Iglesias was at #1 on the Country charts with “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before”, (originally recorded in 1980 by Bobby Vinton).

Country Music Fun Fact

Six songs released in 1975 topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. “Rhinestone Cowboy” by Glen Campbell, “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” by Freddy Fender; “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” by B.J. Thomas, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” and “I’m Sorry”/”Calypso,” both by John Denver; and “Convoy” by C.W. McCall.

 

 

 

 



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