Reba McEntire #1 on the Billboard Country Chart

March 29: On This Day

1909 – Country and western singer Moon Mullican is born in Polk County, Texas. Mullican was also a songwriter and played the piano.

1963Texas Ruby is killed in a trailer fire. Ruby was a part of the Curly Fox & Texas Ruby duo. The singer had fallen asleep smoking in a mobile home and died as a result of the fire that was caused. Click here to hear Blue Love by Curly Fox & Texas Ruby via YouTube.

1970Johnny Cash is #1 on the Country Album Charts with Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.

1980Conway Twitty is #1 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart with I’d Love To Lay You Down.

1997Reba McEntire is #1 on the Billboard Country Chart with How Was I To Know.

‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ Film Opens to Public

March 7th in Country Music History

1944: Townes Van Zandt, singer/song-writer, is born on this day in Fort Worth, Texas.

1973:Dueling Banjos” by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel becomes one of the few 1970s instrumentals to be awarded a Gold record.

1980: The film Coal Miner’s Daughter, a biography of Loretta Lynn starring Sissy Spacek, opens to the public.

1983: The Nashville Network (TNN) is launched from the now-defunct Opryland USA theme park near Nashville, Tennessee.

2000: Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski, better known as Pee Wee King, dies of a heart attack in Louisville, Kentucky at the age of 86.

2013: Claude King dies of natural causes at the age of 90.


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