Tag: Willie Nelson


Real Country History…

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


  • 1973 - Epic releases Charlie Rich's "Behind Closed Doors"


  • 1981 - Eddie Rabbitt's "I Love A Rainy Night" hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart


  • 2000 - Garth Brooks is named Artist of the Decade for the '90s during the American Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. He also wins trophies for Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite Country Album, for "Sevens." Shania Twain nets two


January 18
  • 1941 - Bobby Goldsboro is born in Marianna, Florida. His sentimental "Honey" sells a fast 1 million copies in 1968. He also earns a Top 10 country hit with his 1971 single "Watching Scotty Grow" and writes Johnny Darrell's "With Pen In Hand" and Brenda Lee's "The Cowgirl And The Dandy"


  • 1956 - Mark Collie is born in Waynesboro, Tennessee. He scores two Top 10 singles, "Even The Man In The Moon Is Crying" and "Born To Love You," during the 1990s and becomes a spokesman for diabetes


  • 1986 - Dan Seals' nostalgic "Bop" goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart


  • 1989 - Lee Greenwood sings "God Bless The U.S.A." at the opening inaugural ceremonies for president George Bush