March 30: On This Day
1982 – George Jones is arrested and charged with drunken driving after he wrecks driving home in Mississippi.
1984 – Country music singer/songwriter Justin Moore is born.
1990 – Country superstar Thomas Rhett (Akins Jr.) is born.
1998 – Clint Black holds at #1 on the Country Singles Chart with Nothin’ but The Taillights.
2006 – Carrie Underwood is #1 on the Country Charts with her debut album Some Hearts.
March 27th: On This Day
1929 – American country musician/manager Don Warden is born. Warden was inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2008.
1947 – Country musician Tex Williams records Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) in Hollywood.
1965 – Roger “The Wild Child” Miller is #1 on the US Country charts with King Of The Road.
1993 – Clint Black is #1 on the US Country charts with When My Ship Comes In.
2007 – Tim McGraw’s album Let it Go is released by Curb Records.
2013 – Gordon Stoker dies at the age of 88. View his obituary here.
On this day in 1990, Clint Black claimed four trophies during the 25th annual Academy Of Country Music awards. Held at the Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre and shown on NBC, Black took home Top Male and New Male Vocalist; Album of the Year, for Killin’ Time; and Single Record of the Year, for “A Better Man”.
On this day in 1998, Clint Black scored his 12th Billboard #1 with “The Shoes You’re Wearing”. The song was Black’s fourth single from his sixth album Nothin’ but the Taillights.
On this day in 2014, the Fifth Annual Darius Rucker and Friends Benefit raised $120,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. Darius was joined by Kenny Rogers, Eli Young Band and David Nail. Other performers include Cassadee Pope, Clint Black, Corey Smith and Thompson Square.
The Seventh Annual Darius Rucker and Friends Benefit will be held on June 6th of this year.
On this day in 1989, Clint Black held the top spot on the chart with “Killin’ Time.” The song was his second number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart.