A Hank Sr. Classic Gets New Life This Day in Country Music – July 7th (Video)
It was a pretty big deal for stars like Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Clint Black and George Strait to all do a song together but throw Jimmy Buffett in there too and that’s a spicy gumbo!
2011 – Warner Bros. releases Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You” to radio.
2008 – Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman welcome a daughter, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
2007 – Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood sing “We Shall Be Free” for the Al Gore-sponsored Live Earth concerts from the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C..
2007 – Montgomery Gentry rolls straight sevens by topping the Billboard chart with “Lucky Man” on 7-7-07.
2004 – Big & Rich’s debut album, “Horse Of A Different Color,” is certified gold.
2004 – Jimmy Buffett’s “Hey, Good Lookin'” video–featuring appearances by George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Clint Black and Alan Jackson–debuts on CMT.
1987 – Warner/Curb releases Hank Williams Jr.’s “Born To Boogie” album.
1973 – Kris Kristofferson’s “Why Me” reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.
1956 – After Carl Smith’s introduction, Johnny Cash makes his Grand Ole Opry debut at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, performing “I Walk The Line,” “Get Rhythm” and “So Doggone Lonesome.” Backstage, Cash also meets his future wife, June Carter, for the first time.
1927 – Charlie Louvin, of The Louvin Brothers, born in Section, Alabama. Along with brother Ira, they mix gospel and country, landing on the Grand Ole Opry in 1955. Charlie remains with the Opry following his brother’s death in 1965.