Darius Rucker and Sheryl Crow were among the big names at Countryfest 2013 in New York on Saturday (July 13), but the super-sized tribute to the ailing Randy Travis might have provided the day's most memorable moment. Over 20,000 fans cheered and shouted the singer's name to show their undying support.
I'll be in for Chris Logan this evening for Classic Country Saturday Night. A good time will be had by all. Let's begin our trip down memory with a look at what happened on This Day in Country Music History.
If you were a teenager in the 90s then you got to witness an explosion in the popularity of country music. Artists like Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Travis Tritt, Joe Diffie...well, you get the idea.
Jason Aldean's nostalgic trip to a time of mullets and loud, heavily-starched cowboy shirts is a fun novelty on the 'Night Train' album. But if '1994' had a cinematic equivalent from that same year, it'd be 'It's Pat.' Like the movie, the song is cute the first time, and maybe fun when it's late and you're drunk, but after that ...
It's been 18 years between Christmas albums for Sammy Kershaw, but the singer says despite personal and professional ups and downs, the meaning of the holiday hasn't changed one bit. On 'A Sammy Klaus Christmas' he says he was looking to simplify -- to create a collection of songs that kids could enjoy in the way he enjoyed the holidays during his childhood.
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