Baby Boy Blake Born This Day in Country Music – June 18th (Video)
Ada, Oklahoma in 1976 welcomed baby Blake Shelton to the world and that is where it all started. Now it’s “Over”.
2011 – Tim McGraw stops his show at the Gorge Amphitheatre near George, Washington, to boot a male audience member for mistreating a woman.
2010 – Keith Urban and John Mayer collaborate on “Sweet Thing” and “‘Til Summer Comes Around” as a new edition of “CMT Crossroads” debuts.
1994 – Neal McCoy’s “Wink” begins a four-week ride at #1 in Billboard.
1984 – “Rhinestone,” starring Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone, premieres at Nashville’s Roy Acuff Theater.
1976 – Blake Shelton born in Ada, Oklahoma. Beginning with his 2001 debut, “Austin,” he mixes ballads and party anthems with biting personal humor on his way to multiple wins as Male Vocalist of the Year and a regular role on the NBC series “The Voice”.
1973 – Loretta Lynn appears on the cover of “Newsweek” magazine with the headline “The Country Music Craze”.
1966 – Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs perform for an hour as a pre-speech warm-up, as Nashville attorney John J. Hooker begins his campaign for governor with a rally in Lebanon, Tennessee.
1955 – Faron Young’s signature hit, “Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young,” reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart.
1941 – Gene Autry records “You Are My Sunshine” at the CBS Studios in Hollywood.
1915 – A.P. Carter marries Sara Dougherty, uniting two of the three performers who will comprise The Carter Family, in Clinch Mountain, Virginia.