This Day in Country Music History
1939: American country music artist Razzy Bailey is born in La Fayette, Alabama.
1950: “Chattanoogie Shine Boy” by Red Foley is the first country hit cross over record to hit #1 on the best selling country record chart as well as pop best seller chart.
1955: George Jones’ first chart single, “Why Baby Why”, hits the country charts, peaking at #4.
1978: Dolly Parton sits at #1 on the US Country music album chart with Here You Come Again, her nineteenth solo studio album.
1998: Hal Ketchum marries Gina Pacconi at the Grace Methodist Church in Austin, Texas.
2016: Joey Floyd dies at age 47, after a long battle with cancer. Floyd was a longtime band member in Toby Keith’s Easy Money Band. Floyd played guitar, banjo and fiddle for Keith and it is reported that he also introduced Keith to Willie Nelson.