Meet The Man Behind The Songs This Day in Country Music – August 1st (Video)
Does the name George Ducas ring a bell? It should.
2010 – Jimmy Wayne arrives at HomeBase Youth Services in Phoenix, finishing a seven-month Meet Me Halfway walk for homeless teens.
2009 – Billy Currington is hospitalized with a concussion after a concert stage collapses in a thunderstorm at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta. Bass player Alex Stevens is pinned for a half-hour and requires surgery for a severed artery.
2005 – Rascal Flatts takes flight for the Persian Gulf on its first USO tour.
2003 – Arista releases Alan Jackson’s “Remember When”.
1998 – Garth Brooks reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart with a Bob Dylan song, “To Make You Feel My Love”.
1992 – Brooks & Dunn’s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” begins a four-week residence at #1 in Billboard.
1984 – Hank Williams Jr. shoots the video to “All To My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” with Kris Kristofferson, George Thorogood, Willie Nelson, Porter Wagoner, George Jones, Cheech & Chong, Jim Varney, Mel Tillis and Waylon Jennings, among others.
1981 – Kix and Barbara Brooks marry in Nashville. He oversleeps and barely makes it on time.
1966 – George Ducas born in Texas City, Texas. His edgy, guitar-driven music finds the Top 10 in 1994 via “Lipstick Promises.” He also scores as a songwriter with Radney Foster’s “Just Call Me Lonesome” and Sara Evans’ “A Real Fine Place To Start”.
1966 – Merle Haggard records “The Fugitive” at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood.
1927 – The Carter Family records for the first time in Bristol, Tennessee, with producer Ralph Peer. Among the trio’s four songs are “Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow” and “The Storms Are On The Ocean”.