Return To Sender This Day in Country Music – January 8th (Video)
1993 – Elvis Presley receives tribute with a 29-cent U.S. postage stamp, his ’50s-era likeness selected in a poll of citizens. Some consumers purposely mail letters to fake addresses so they can get their mail back, stamped with “Return To Sender”.
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2012 – “That was a near death experience. No more shrimp for me”: Miranda Lambert announces via Twitter that she’s recovering from food poisoning.
2008 – Eric Church marries publishing executive Katherine Blasingame at the Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
2007 – Craig Morgan collects the first gold album of his career, for “My Kind Of Livin'”.
2001 – Faith Hill takes three trophies in the American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Tim McGraw earns Favorite Country Male, The Dixie Chicks are named Favorite Country Band, and Billy Gilman wins Favorite New Country Artist.
1992 – Vince Gill’s “Pocket Full Of Gold” turns platinum.
1983 – Reba McEntire achieves her first #1 single on the Billboard country chart with “Can’t Even Get The Blues”.
1980 – Kenny Rogers and songs he recorded grab seven Grammy nominations, with “The Gambler” up for Record of the Year. Rogers’ producer, Larry Butler, becomes the first Nashville figure nominated for Producer of the Year.
1935 – Elvis Presley is born at home in East Tupelo, Mississippi. Before emerging as the “King of Rock & Roll,” Presley makes inroads in country, where he returns during his latter years. He is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998.
1928 – Luther Perkins is born in Tennessee. The guitarist plays an essential role in defining Johnny Cash’s “boom-chicka-boom” rockabilly sound, beginning in 1955. Perkins is lauded in the title of Cash’s Top 10 1959 single “Luther Played The Boogie”.
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