Honeysuckle Rose Hits Theaters This Day in Country Music – July 3rd (Video)
“A touring Country star”, not a big stretch for Willie Nelson. Honeysuckle Rose is still one of my favorites.
2007 – Toby Keith’s “Love Me If You Can” video premieres on CMT.com.
2004 – Montgomery Gentry nets its first #1 single in Billboard with “If You Ever Stop Loving Me”.
2001 – Trisha Yearwood nets her first quadruple-platinum album, for “(Songbook) A Collection Of Hits”.
1993 – Alison Krauss is introduced by Garth Brooks as she becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
1993 – Garth Brooks checks in at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “That Summer”.
1982 – “Any Day Now” takes Ronnie Milsap to #1 on the Billboard country chart.
1980 – “Honeysuckle Rose” makes its world premiere in Austin. Willie Nelson stars in the movie, about a touring country star, using the picture to introduce his song “On The Road Again”.
1980 – Singer-songwriter Sarah Buxton born in Lawrence, Kansas. She earns her biggest commercial successes as a writer of the Keith Urban hits “Stupid Boy” and “Put You In A Song”.
1975 – Trent Tomlinson born in Blytheville, Arkansas. He releases his debut album in 2006, earning hits with “Drunker Than Me” and a real-life song about paternal reconciliation, “One Wing In The Fire”.
1958 – Aaron Tippin born in Pensacola, Florida. His hard-tipped vocal stance nets him a strong 1990s presence, behind such hits as “That’s As Close I’ll Get To Loving You,” “You’ve Got To Stand For Something” and “There Ain’t Nothing Wrong With The Radio”.
1946 – Johnny Lee born in Texas City, Texas. A sidekick of Mickey Gilley, he emerges from obscurity when the million-selling “Lookin’ For Love” appears in the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy,” then piles up a five-year run of hits.