Tracy Chapman’s This Day In Country Music History 8/28/18

Welcome To Tuesday August 28th, 2018.  Let’s All Celebrate


Tracy Chapman Fun Fact

A nickel weighs exactly twice as much as a penny.

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1965 Happy Birthday Shania Twain Born on this day in Windsor, Ontario Canada. Her 1997 album Come On Over, became the best-selling album of all time by a female musician in any genre, and the best-selling country album of all time selling more than 40 million copies worldwide. Twain has won 5 Grammy Awards and 27 BMI Songwriter awards and is sometimes referred to as “The Queen of Country Pop”, she is one of the most commercially successful artists of all time, having sold over 80 million albums.

1968 Tammy Wynette recorded “Stand By Your Man at Epic studios after an idea that came from producer, Billy Sherrill. Wynette and Sherril completed the song in 15 minutes. It proved to be the most successful record of Wynette’s career and is one of the most covered songs in the history of country music. The song was placed at #1 on CMT’slist of the Top 100 Country Songs. The song has appeared in various films, including: Five Easy Pieces, The Blues Brothers, The Crying Game, Sleepless in Seattle, Four Weddings and a Funeral and GoldenEye.

1981 Happy Birthday Jake Owen born on this day in Vero Beach, Fl.  In September 2011, Owen achieved his first #1 on the country charts with the title track to his third album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night. He has also toured as an opening act for several country acts, including Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Sugarland, and Keith Urban.  His current single“I was Jack”(you were Diane) went #1 on the charts.  Jake Owen will be in concert in the month of September in Ogden Utah.

1982 Happy Birthday LeAnn Rimes born on this day in Star, Mississippi.  Known for her rich vocals and her rise to fame as an eight-year-old champion on the original Ed McMahon version of Star Search, followed by the release of the Bill Mack song “Blue” when she was 13 to become the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.

1989 Happy Birthday Cassadee Pope born on this day in Palm Beach, Florida. She took part in the third season of NBC’s The Voice and was crowned the winner on December 18, 2012. Her debut solo country album, Frame by Frame, was released in 2013. The album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top Country Albums charts, and was preceded by Top 10 country single, “Wasting All These Tears”.

Country Music Fun Fact

John Denver adopted the surname “Denver” after the capital of his favorite state, Colorado realising that his real name Deutschendorf would cause problems.  Throughout his life, John Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed, with total sales of over 33 million.








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