A Rhinestone Cowboy Sits on Top of the Charts This Day in Country Music – August 23rd (Video)
1975 – Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” rides to #1 on the Billboard country chart.
2011 – Columbia releases Pistol Annies’ debut album, “Hell On Heels,” digitally.
2004 – The Pocahontas Village Board in Illinois votes to rename the town’s Pocahontas Community Park as Gretchen Wilson Park.
2003 – Trace Adkins joins the Grand Ole Opry, officially inducted by Ronnie Milsap and Lorrie Morgan. On his big night, he performs “Chrome,” “Hot Mama” and “Then They Do”.
1980 – Eddie Rabbitt parks himself at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Drivin’ My Life Away”.
1977 – Elektra releases Linda Ronstadt’s “Simple Dreams” album.
1969 – Bass player Ira Dean born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He joins Trick Pony, a party band that registers a pair of hits from its 2001 debut album, winning an American Music Award before its 2008 demise.
1969 – Johnny Cash climbs to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “A Boy Named Sue”.
1069 – Stand-up bass player Barry Bales born in Kingsport, Tennessee. He becomes a member of Alison Krauss’ bluegrass band, Union Station, performing on “When You Say Nothing At All” and The Soggy Bottom Boys’ “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow”.
1952 – Kitty Wells becomes the first woman to reach #1 on the Billboard country chart with “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”.
1949 – Woody Paul, of Riders In The Sky, born in Nashville. The comedic trio reverently re-creates western music, joining the Grand Ole Opry in 1982
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