Meet Private Malone This Day in Country Music – July 9th (Video)
A song that stands the test of time is what all songwriters strive for. Wood Newton and Thom Shepherd created that song and David Ball brought it to fans.
2011 – Shocking her band mates, Cheyenne Kimball quits Gloriana via Twitter following a concert at the Franklin County Fair in Union, Missouri.
2010 – A “CMT Crossroads” episode featuring Kenny Chesney and Steve Miller debuts. The set list includes “I Go Back,” “Rock N’ Me” and “Living In Fast Forward”.
2004 – Wynonna and the rock band Heart team up in an installment of “CMT Crossroads,” hosted by Radney Foster.
2001 – The Country Music Association unveils 12 Hall of Fame honorees: Bill Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Sam Phillips, The Louvin Brothers, The Delmore Brothers, The Jordanaires, Webb Pierce, Don Gibson, The Everly Brothers, Don Law, Ken Nelson and Homer & Jethro.
1991 – Roy Acuff is one of 12 recipients of the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony hosted by President George Bush.
1983 – Ricky Skaggs rides to #1 in Billboard with “Highway 40 Blues”.
1978 – Fiddler Pat Allingham born in Beaverlodge, Alberta. He becomes a member of the Canadian sextet Emerson Drive, which makes its American debut in 2002, with the single “I Should Be Sleeping”.
1954 – Elvis Presley records Bill Monroe’s “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” for Sun Records in Memphis.
1953 – David Ball born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He scores one of 1994’s biggest hits with his semi-novelty “Thinkin’ Problem,” returning to hitmaker status in 2001 with “Riding With Private Malone”.
1929 – Mandolin player Jesse McReynolds born in Carfax, Virginia. He joins his brother to form Jim & Jesse, a bluegrass act that begins recording in 1951, and joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1964.