Tracy Chapman’s This Day In Country Music History 7/31/18

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Tracy Chapman Fun Fact

There have been 30 songs with “Sunday” in the title that made the Billboard Hot 100 chart . . . 23 with “Saturday” . . . and only one with “Thursday.”  It was Johnny Mathis’ “Sweet Thursday” in 1962.

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1958 Happy Birthday Neal McCoy.  Born in Jacksonville, Texas.  His 1993 singles “No Doubt About It” and “Wink” both topped the US Country charts.


1963 Happy Birthday Chad Brock born on this day in Ocala, Florida.  Singer, songwriter and DJ who scored the 2000 US #1 Country hit “Yes!”

1964 A private aircraft piloted by Jim Reeves crashed during a thunderstorm near Nashville, Tennessee. Both Reeves and business partner Dean Manuel were killed in the crash; their bodies are found two days later following a massive search for the two missing men. Reeves became known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound (a mixture of older country-style music with elements of popular music) and his songs continued to chart for years after his death.

1981 Alabama were at #1 on the Country charts with “Feels So Right” the title track from their second studio album which was their first #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

1992 Garth Brooks scored his ninth #1 Country single with “The River”, the fifth and final single from his album Ropin’ the Wind.

Country Music Fun fact

Asleep At The Wheel front man Ray Benson is 6 feet 7 inches tall with size 16 feet.


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