Faron Young Says Hello This Day In Country Music – May 8th (Video)
The Kicks 105 Goldmine show on Saturdays features great classics like the 2 songs that hit #1 for Willie Nelson on this day in country music history. Technically they are Willie songs but the first of the two was performed by Faron Young! ”Hello Walls”
2009 – Jamey Johnson is a surprise guest during Keith Urban’s show at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. They duet on “In Color.” With Jennifer Nettles on vocal rest, Little Big Town replaces Sugarland as the opening act.
2005 – Mindy McCready is taken to a Nashville hospital after an ex-boyfriend broke into her Bellevue home, where he beat and choked the singer. The ex, William McKnight, is charged with attempted murder.
2004 – “You’ll Think Of Me” takes Keith Urban to the top of the Billboard country singles chart.
2001 – Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black have their first baby, a daughter, Lily Pearl Black.
1982 – Willie Nelson’s “Always On My Mind” reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart.
1976 – The Man in Black dons a black robe: Johnny Cash receives an honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from San Diego’s National University. San Diego mayor Pete Wilson declares Johnny Cash Day.
1968 – Drummer Del Gray born in Hamilton, Ohio. As a member of Little Texas, he plays a key rhythmic role in “God Blessed Texas,” “Kick A Little” and “Life Goes On”.
1961 – Faron Young’s version of the Willie Nelson-penned “Hello Walls” hits #1 in Billboard.
1942 – Jack Blanchard born in Buffalo, New York. He marries Misty Morgan, with whom he gains a novelty hit with “Tennessee Birdwalk” in 1970.
1940 – Ricky Nelson born in Teaneck, New Jersey. Carried into the limelight through his role on TV’s “The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet,” he gains success in pop music, but also launches four Top 10 country hits in 1958.