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.