Bobbie Gentry Born This Day in Country Music – July 27th (Video)
Roberta Streeter... does the name ring a bell? Her song (also made into a "made for TV" movie) went to #1 and she won 3 Grammys!
2007 - Kimberly Roads and husband Stephen Schlapman have a daughter, Daisy Pearl, in Phoenix. The rest of Little Big Town performs in the evening for the first time as a trio.
2003 - Shania Twain gives a free concert at Chicago's Grant Park. The event is taped for an NBC-TV special, "Shania Twain UP! Live In Chicago".
2002 - Kenny Chesney's "The Good Stuff" begins a seven-week ride at the top of the Billboard country list.
1999 - Columbia releases the "Runaway Bride" soundtrack, including music by The Dixie Chicks and Martina McBride, along with Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Shawn Colvin, Eric Clapton and U2.
1995 - Billy Ray Cyrus performs "Some Gave All" at the dedication of the Korean War Veterans Memorial, in Washington, D.C..
1991 - Ricky Van Shelton nets a #1 country single in Billboard with "I Am A Simple Man".
1990 - Vocalist and mandolin player Cheyenne Kimball born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She joins Gloriana, a band that debuts with the 2009 "Wild At Heart," but quits via Twitter in July 2011.
1978 - Emmylou Harris goes gold for the first time in her career with the "Elite Hotel" album.
1963 - "Ring Of Fire" burns Johnny Cash's name into the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart.
1956 - Guitarist Duncan Cameron born in Utica, New York. Following a tour of duty with The Amazing Rhythm Aces, he joins Sawyer Brown in 1991, contributing to "Thank God For You," "Treat Her Right" and "The Boys And Me".
1944 - Roberta Streeter--a.k.a. Bobbie Gentry--born in Chickasaw, Mississippi. She wins three Grammys in 1968, including Best New Artist, on the heels of her suspenseful hit "Ode To Billie Joe." Gentry's song "Fancy" later becomes a hit for Reba McEntire.