Tracy Chapman’s This Day In Country Music History 7/18/18

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Tracy Chapman Fun Fact

Based upon Work, Financial, Family, and Health Stress the city of Fremont California is the least stressful city in America to live in ranked at #180  Salt Lake City is Ranked at #129.  The most stressful city to live in in America!!  Detroit.

It Happened On This day In Country Music History

1954 Happy Birthday Ricky Skaggs, country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer, who was the 1982 Country Music Association singer of the year. He scored the US country #1 single ‘Crying My Heart Out Over You‘.

1980 The film Honeysuckle Rose, starring Willie Nelson, opened across America. The plot sees Buck Bonham (Willie Nelson) a country singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his responsibilities to his wife and son. He has everything going his way until the daughter of his former guitarist joins his tour. The road leads to temptation, which leads to his downfall.

1982 Willie Nelson was at #1 on the country album chart with, which became the Billboard #1 country album of the year. The album spent 22 weeks at the top of the charts and stayed for a total of 253 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts.

1990 Garth Brooks was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “The Dance.” Written by Tony Arata it is considered by many to be Brooks’ signature song.

2010 Brad Paisley was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “Water” which was released as the fourth single from his album American Saturday Night.

2015 Girl Crush” by Little Big Town made country music history by breaking the record of weeks spent at #1 by a group of three or more members, surpassing the current record holders The Browns and their song The Three Bells.

Country Music Fun Fact

Merle Haggard was arrested for attempting to rob a Bakersfield tavern in 1957 and was sent to the San Quentin state prison for three years.


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