Tag: Johnny Cash


Real Country History…

January 16
  • 1943 - Ronnie Milsap is born in Robbinsville, North Carolina. The blind keyboard player emerges as one of country's most innovative performers, offsetting traditional fare with pop crossovers, winning six Grammy awards and the CMA's Entertainer honor in 1977. He enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014


  • 1953 - Bill Monroe suffers 19 broken bones in a head-on collision on Highway 31 near White House, Tennessee. He still manages to get out of the car and pull another passenger, Bessie Lee Mauldin, out of the other side. Monroe is unable to tour until May


  • 1982 - Ronnie Milsap sits at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World"


  • 1984 - RCA releases Alabama's "Roll On" album


  • 1993 - Patty Loveless performs on the Grand Ole Opry. It's her first Opry appearance since undergoing vocal surgery


  • 1999 - "Right On The Money," written by Phil Vassar, takes Alan Jackson to the top of the Billboard country chart


  • 2006 - The Johnny Cash biopic "Walk The Line" earns three Golden Globes: Best Musical or Comedy plus trophies for Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. The "Brokeback Mountain" piece "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" wins Best Original Song


January 17
  • 1955 - Singer/songwriter Steve Earle is born at the Army hospital in Fort Monroe, Virginia. His gritty 1986 album "Guitar Town" subsequently becomes an influential signpost for the alt-country movement