Cajun Country This Day in Country Music – August 29th (Video)
1927 – Jimmy C. Newman born in High Point, Louisiana. He becomes the rare Cajun artist to achieve commercial success in country music, with more than 10 Top 10 hits from 1954-1966, leading to his entry into the Grand Ole Opry.
2011 – Capitol releases Luke Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night To End” to radio.
2005 – Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are announced by the Country Music Association as the latest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
2002 – Alan Jackson collects a whopping 10 nominations for the 36th annual Country Music Association awards, breaking a 32-year-old record held by Merle Haggard.
1996 – Billy Ray Cyrus performs the national anthem at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, as Bill Clinton is nominated for re-election.
1995 – K.T. Oslin undergoes quadruple-bypass heart surgery at Nashville’s St. Thomas Hospital.
1981 – “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me” takes Ronnie Milsap to #1 on the Billboard country chart.
1966 – Singer-songwriter Shawn Camp born in Little Rock, Arkansas. After scoring a recording contract with Reprise in the 1990s, he nets hits as a songwriter with George Strait’s “River Of Love,” Garth Brooks’ “Two Pina Coladas” and Josh Turner’s “Would You Go With Me”.
1956 – Keyboard player Dan Truman born in St. George, Utah. He joins Diamond Rio, whose tight harmonies and positive values combine in a series of hits, including “Meet In The Middle,” “I Believe” and “One More Day”.
1952 – Songwriter Don Schlitz born in Durham, North Carolina. His hits include “The Gambler,” “Forever And Ever, Amen,” “On The Other Hand,” “Strong Enough To Bend,” “When You Say Nothing At All” and “I Feel Lucky,” among many others.
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