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Tracy Chapman’s This Day In Country Music History

Welcome To Thursday August 9th 2018.  Let’s All help Celebrate

NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY | NATIONAL VEEP DAY | NATIONAL RICE PUDDING DAY

(more information available at National Day)

Celebrity Birthdays

Whitney Houston would have been 55.  (1963 – 2012)

Thomas Lennon is 48.  Lieutenant Jim Dangle on “Reno 911!”

Sam Elliott is 74

It happened On This day In Country Music History

1980 The Urban Cowboy soundtrack double album was at #1 on the US Country chart. The album spawned numerous Top 10 Billboard Country Singles, such as #1 “Lookin’ for Love” by Johnny Lee, #1 “Stand by Me” by Mickey Gilley, #3 (AC chart), “Could I Have This Dance” by Anne Murray, and #4 “Love the World Away” by Kenny Rogers. The film is said to have started the 1980s boom in pop-country music known as the “Urban Cowboy Movement” also known as Neo-Country or Hill Boogie.

1986 The Judd’s’Rockin’ With The Rhythm Of The Rain” was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart, The Judds’ seventh #1 country single.

 

2003 Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett were at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”. The song spent a total of eight weeks at the top of the chart and won the Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Vocal Event of the Year.

Country Music Fun Fact

George Strait has sold more than 70 million albums in the United States and his certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum, and 38 gold albums.

 



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