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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.


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