This Day In Country Music History 3/20/18

Welcome To Tuesday the Twentieth Day of March

It’s National Proposal Day, National AG Day, and National Ravioli Day. (more information available at National Day) Welcome to the first day of spring.  Mr Rogers was born on this date in 1298.  He passed away in 2003.

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1937 Jerry Reed was born on this day in Atlanta, Georgia.  He was a country music singer, guitarist, songwriter, and actor who appeared in more than a dozen films. His signature songs included “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”  “East Bound and Down” (the theme song for the 1977 blockbuster Smokey and the Bandit, in which Reed co-starred), and “She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)”. Reed passed away on Aug 31st 2008.

1978 Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson’s  “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” at #1 on the country charts.

1989 Ricky Van Shelton was at #1 on the Country charts with his own version of “From a Jack to a King.” Shelton’s version became his fifth consecutive #1.

Country Music Fun Fact (click here for more country music trivia)

To help support his singing career, Clint Black once worked as a fishing guide.




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