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Baldemar Huerta Who? This Day In Country Music – June 4th (Video)

Spanish or English speaking, you know you sang along.

2011 – The Brentwood, Tennessee, home of Trace and Rhonda Adkins is destroyed by fire. No one is hurt, though the singer’s career memorabilia is almost completely wiped out.


2006 –   Loretta Lynn breaks her left shoulder during a fall at home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, requiring her to cancel nine concerts through July.


2005 – San Benito, Texas, dedicates its new water tower, which hails the community as the “Hometown Of Freddy Fender”.


2003 – CMT tapes a concert at Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center for its special “100 Greatest Songs Of Country Music.” Performers include Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, George Jones, Deana Carter, Kenny Chesney, LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride and Sara Evans.


2002 – Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” album goes gold and platinum the same day.


2001 – Brooks & Dunn’s “Steers & Stripes” album is branded gold.


1992 – During a ceremony at Memphis’ Graceland Mansion, Priscilla Presley announces the postal service has selected the younger, ’50s-era Elvis Presley for a postage stamp, over the older, ’70s-era Elvis, following voting by the general public.


1982 – Alabama sponsors the first June Jam in Fort Payne, Alabama. More than 30,000 attend the charity concert near the high school, where the hometown band shares the stage with Janie Fricke, The Oak Ridge Boys, Louis Mandrell and R.C. Bannon.


1975 – Reprise releases Emmylou Harris’ first hit, “If I Could Only Win Your Love”.


1937 – Baldemar Huerta born in San Benito, Texas. Renamed Freddy Fender, he gains two million-selling hits, “Wasted Days And Wasted Nights” and his Spanglish “Before The Next Teardrop Falls,” eventually gaining a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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