Some Gave All is #1 on Charts

February 20th in Country Music History

1954: Webb Pierce’s “Slowly” becomes the first #1 song on Billboard’s country charts to feature the pedal steel guitar.

1981: Musician Chris Thile is born in Oceanside, California. Thile was a part of the acoustic folk/progressive bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers.

1993: Billy Ray Cyrus sits at #1 on the US Country music album chart with his debut album, Some Gave All which included his breakthrough hit “Achy Breaky Heart”.

1996: Alan Jackson makes a guest appearance on Home Improvement, singing “Mercury Blues” on the fictitious handyman show Tool Time.

2005: LeAnn Rimes performs “Nothin’ ‘Bout Love Makes Sense” and Big & Rich performs “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” at halftime during the NBA all-star basketball game at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center.

Scotty McCreery Gives Fans A Chance To Shape New Video

Scotty McCreery is giving fans a chance to play a role in his next video. The singer has teamed with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for a new video contest for his new single “Five More Minutes.”

Fans are being encouraged to share a one-to-three minute video clip of people in their lives they want to spend more than five minutes with, and some of them may wind up in the video, which will premiere on Cracker Barrel’s YouTube channel March 15th. Video submissions are being accepted on the store’s website from now until March 5th.

What’s more, Cracker Barrel will sell Scotty’s new album “Seasons Change” beginning March 16th, with $1 from every sale going to Operation Homefront, which builds homes for military families.

Source: Scotty McCreery

Clint Black #1

This Day in Country Music History

1911: Prominent recording executive Stephen H. Sholes is born in Washington, D.C. Sholes was responsible for recruiting such talent as Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, The Browns, Hank Locklin, Homer and Jethro, Hank Snow, Jim Reeves, and Pee Wee King. In 1955, he signed Elvis Presley for RCA Victor.

1944: Country musician Moe Bandy is born in Meridian, Mississippi. Bandy had the 1974 Country Top 10 album It Was Always So Easy and the 1979 Country #1 hit “I Cheated Me Right Out of You.”

1999: Clint Black is #1 on the US Country Music Album Chart with his debut album, Killin’ Time.

2008: Tom T. Hall is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.


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