Marty Robbins’ Wife Goes #1 This Day In Country Music – May 2nd (Video)
If you have listened to the Merrell In The Morning Show for long you know that Danny Merrell is a huge fan of Marty Robbins! One of Danny’s favorites hit #1 this day in 1970.
2011 – Capitol releases Lady Antebellum’s “Just A Kiss” to radio.
2010 – Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss and John Hiatt cancel out-of-town concerts when Nashville flooding creates transportation problems.
2009 – LeAnn Rimes becomes the first major star to sing the national anthem prior to the Kentucky Derby, won by Mine That Bird at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
2003 – The Dixie Chicks appear nude on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, with words such as “boycott,” “traitors” and “free speech” superimposed on their bodies, as they discuss the controversy that came from an anti-Bush comment by Natalie Maines.
1998 – Shania Twain nails down the #1 position in Billboard with “You’re Still The One”.
1988 – Clint Black signs with RCA Records. The relationship leads to more than 10 years of hits, including “A Better Man,” “Put Yourself In My Shoes,” “Something That We Do” and “Nothin’ But The Taillights”.
1985 – Columbia releases the “Highwayman” album, teaming Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.
1970 – Marty Robbins is wedded to the #1 position on the Billboard country chart with “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife.” Among the single’s supporting musicians: Charlie Daniels.
1962 – Ty Herndon born in Butler, Alabama. He wins the Male Star of Tomorrow honor in the TNN/Music City News awards in 1996, while fashioning such hits as “What Mattered Most,” “Living In A Moment” and “Hands Of A Working Man”.
1948 – Larry Gatlin born in Seminole, Texas. Joined by brothers Rudy and Steve, he writes numerous 1970s and ’80s hits, marked by strong hooks and loads of harmony. They include “All The Gold In California,” “Broken Lady” and “Night Time Magic”.