This Day in Country Music History – June 14
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.
2012 - The video for Blake Shelton's "Over" debuts on CMT
2010 - Kellie Pickler gets engaged to "More Than A Memory" songwriter Kyle Jacobs on a beach in Florida
2004 - Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" video debuts on CMT.com
2002 - Montgomery Gentry's "My Town" video debuts on CMT
1991 - Joe Diffie picks up a #1 country single in Billboard with "If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)"
1991 - Minnie Pearl performs in Joliet, Illinois, in what turns out to be her final show. She suffers a stroke two days later
1985 - Ricky Skaggs reaches #1 in Billboard with "Country Boy," the only chart-topping single to feature the Looney Tunes theme in an instrumental break
1969 - "Hee Haw" makes its prime time debut on CBS-TV, replacing the controversial "Smothers Brothers" show. The cast includes: Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Minnie Pearl and Grandpa Jones, among others. The first guests: Charley Pride and Loretta Lynn
1966 - Guitarist Michael Britt born in Fort Worth, Texas. He joins Lonestar, which wins the Academy of Country Music's Top New Group honor in 1995. The band's single "Amazed" takes a pair of ACM trophies in 2000
1963 - Buck Owens collects his first #1 single in Billboard with "Act Naturally"
1937 - Waylon Jennings born in Littlefield, Texas. A protege of Buddy Holly, he becomes a leader in the Outlaw movement of the 1970s, alongside Willie Nelson, with a series of ragged, energetic hits leading him to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001