Jerry Lee Lewis Promises He Will Be “Goode” On The Opry This Day In Country Music – January 20th (Video)
2009 – Faith Hill performs “If My Heart Had Wings” at the Washington Convention Center during ABC’s “The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration.” Also appearing: Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Sting, Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder.
2005 – Keith Urban and John Fogerty tape an episode of “CMT Crossroads” together at Union Station in Los Angeles. In addition to Urban’s hits “You’ll Think Of Me,” “Somebody Like You” and “Days Go By,” they work up a version of “Blue Suede Shoes”.
2002 – Tracy Byrd runs in the Houston Marathon, his first time to compete in a 26.2-mile race. He finishes in four hours, 55 minutes, and is joined on the run by band members Cary Stone and Johnny Carpenter.
2001 – Sara Evans soars to #1 in Billboard with “Born To Fly”.
1997 – Billy Ray Cyrus, Lonestar, Trisha Yearwood and Kim Richey are among the performers at Bill Clinton’s inaugural celebration, which includes 14 different receptions. Vice president Al Gore and wife Tipper dance to the “Tennessee Waltz”.
1995 – The “Wynonna” album is certified quadruple-platinum.
1989 – Country stars appear en masse for the George Bush inauguration. Performing for the occasion are: The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, Moe Bandy, Steve Wariner, Lee Greenwood, Randy Travis and Loretta Lynn.
1973 – Jerry Lee Lewis makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, breaking two promises: he won’t sing rock & roll, and won’t swear. The set list includes “Another Place, Another Time,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Great Balls Of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On”.
1968 – Merle Haggard goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Sing Me Back Home”.
1965 – John Michael Montgomery born in Danville, Kentucky. His early hits “I Love The Way You Love Me,” “I Swear” and “I Can Love You Like That” make him one of the top balladeers of the 1990s.