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Tracy Chapman’s This Day In Country Music History 5/31/18

(Tracy Chapman can be heard live M-F 10am to 2pm on 101.5 / 105.5 the Eagle)

Welcome to Thursday May 31st’.  Let’s a celebrate

NATIONAL SMILE DAY | NATIONAL UTAH DAY (more information and how to observe)| NATIONAL MACAROON DAY | NATIONAL SPEAK IN COMPLETE SENTENCES DAY | NATIONAL AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DAY | NATIONAL SAVE YOUR HEARING DAY (more information available at national day)

NATIONAL UTAH DAY (more information and how to observe)

Fun Fact

Pepsi was originally called “Brad’s Drink.”  It was renamed Pepsi-Cola five years later.

Celebrity Birthdays

Brooke Shields is 53.  The Blue LagoonRedneck Rita Glossner on “The Middle”, and Miley’s dead mom on “Hannah Montana”.

Joe Namath is 75.  Hall-of-Fame quarterback

Lea Thompson is 57.  “Caroline in the City” and “Back to the Future”.

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1938 Born on this day in Greenfield, Ohio, was Johnny Paycheck, (Donald Eugene Lytle), singer and Grand Ole Opry member most famous for recording the David Allan Coe song “Take This Job and Shove It“, which was a US Country #1 in 1978. Paycheck died on February 19, 2003.

1958 Johnny Cash appeared for the first time at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville on November 28, 1925.

1978 held the top position on the Country chart with Every Time Two Fools Collide, the duo’s first album together. The album spawned two big country hits: the title track went to #1 followed up by the #2 hit “Anyone Who Isn’t Me Tonight”.

1982 Born on this day in Plano, Texas, was Casey James singer and guitarist who was the third-place finalist on the ninth season of American Idol. He released his eponymous album in March 2012 which peaked at #2 on the US Country chart.

1994 Tim McGraw was at #1 on the coutry chart with “Don’t Take The Girl”.  The song was Tim’s fifth single overall, and his first #1 single on the Country chart.

Country Music Fun Fact

Johnny Cash had a scar to the right of his mouth which was the result of a botched attempt to remove a cyst while he was serving in the Air Force in Germany.

(more information on these and other stories go to countrymusic.com)

 

 

 



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