A Big Day For Bobbie Sue This Day In Country Music – April 4th (Video)
2011 – Miranda Lambert wins four trophies during the 46th annaul Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. She nabs Top Female Vocalist, while “The House That Built Me” leads to Single Record, Song and Video of the Year.
2010 – Love And Theft’s Eric Gunderson marries Emily Hagar at the Hazel Path Mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
2009 – Reba McEntire and Heidi Newfield are featured in a country edition of the daytime game show “The Price Is Right”.
2004 – Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker hoist “When The Sun Goes Down” to #1 on the Billboard chart.
2002 – Brad Paisley receives the Nashville Songwriters Association’s Songwriter/Artist of the Year award.
1982 – The Oak Ridge Boys storm the #1 spot in Billboard with “Bobbie Sue”.
1968 – Roy Clark makes the first of several guest appearances on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” playing Cousin Roy and Mother Myrtle.
1950 – Bass player Curtis Stone born in North Hollywood, California. The son of music figure Cliffie Stone, he joins Highway 101, which earns the Country Music Association’s vocal group awards in 1988 and 1989.
1942 – Billy Joe Royal born in Valdosta, Georgia. Best-known for his pop hits “Down In The Boondocks” and “Cherry Hill Park,” he crafts a half-dozen Top 10 country singles from 1985-1990, including “Tell It Like It Is” and “Love Has No Right”.
1928 – Singer-songwriter Don Gibson born in Shelby, North Carolina. He writes and records several classic hits–including “Sweet Dreams,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Oh Lonesome Me”–earning a 2001 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.