Jeannie C. Riley Born This Day in Country Music – October 19th (Video)
1945 – Jeannie C. Riley born in Anson, Texas. She records “Harper Valley P.T.A.” as a secretary in 1968 and is immediately launched into public consciousness. The single about suburban hypocrisy sells millions of copies, becoming her signature hit.
2011 – Scotty McCreery performs “The Star-Spangled Banmer” before game 1 of the World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals win the opener, 3-2, against the Texas Rangers.
2008 – Hank Williams Jr. sings the national anthem in Roswell, New Mexico, on the campaign trail with Republican politician Sarah Palin.
2006 – Keith Urban checks into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, to cope with a recurrence of substance abuse. In a statement, he says, “One can never let one’s guard down on recovery, and I’m afraid I have”.
2002 – Keith Urban begins a six-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Somebody Like You”.
1999 – Capitol releases Keith Urban’s self-titled debut album as a solo artist.
1995 – George Jones & Tammy Wynette perform the only full-fledged Nashville concert of their career, uniting on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House.
1985 – Reba McEntire sings the national anthem prior to the first game of the World Series at Royal Stadium in Kansas City. The Cardinals beat the Royals 3-1.
1963 – Buck Owens attains the #1 spot on the Billboard country chart with “Love’s Gonna Live Here”.
1958 – Brenda Lee records “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville.
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