Country Music, Meet Sue. This Day in Country Music – July 2nd (Video)
Funny songs played in prisons. Definitely the recipe for success.
2009 – The Kellie Pickler single “Best Days Of Your Life,” co-written with Taylor Swift, is certified gold.
2005 – “Fast Cars And Freedom” races Rascal Flatts’ name to the top of the Billboard country chart.
2005 – Live 8 concerts are held around the world to battle poverty, with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performing in Rome, and Toby Keith and Keith Urban in Philadelphia. Among other acts: Paul McCartney, U2, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Sting and Brian Wilson.
1999 – Andy Griggs makes his Grand Ole Opry debut.
1991 – MCA releases Trisha Yearwood’s self-titled debut album.
1983 – Michelle Branch born in Phoenix, Arizona. After establishing herself as a Grammy-winning pop singer, she shifts to country in 2006 by joining with Jessica Harp to form the duo The Wreckers.
1973 – MCA releases Conway Twitty’s “You’ve Never Been This Far Before”.
1969 – Columbia releases Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue”.
1964 – Jim Reeves holds his final recording sessions, cutting the ironically titled “Is It Really Over?” and “Missing You” at Nashville’s RCA Studio B.
1956 – Elvis Presley records “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” at the RCA Studios in New York. The latter song requires 31 takes.