Ronnie Milsap Is Born And Hits #1 On The Same Day In Country Music – January 16th (Video)
2007 – The Recording Industry Association of America issues a gold album for “Taylor Swift”.
2006 – The Johnny Cash biopic “Walk The Line” earns three Golden Globes: Best Musical or Comedy plus trophies for Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. The “Brokeback Mountain” piece “A Love That Will Never Grow Old” wins Best Original Song.
2004 – “Unleashed” becomes the first Toby Keith album certified quadruple-platinum, while his “Shock’n Y’all” album reaches triple-platinum status.
1999 – “Right On The Money,” written by Phil Vassar, takes Alan Jackson to the top of the Billboard country chart.
1993 – Patty Loveless performs on the Grand Ole Opry. It’s her first Opry appearance since undergoing vocal surgery.
1984 – RCA releases Alabama’s “Roll On” album.
1982 – Ronnie Milsap sits at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For The World”.
1980 – Guitarist James Young born in Dallas. He provides edgy texture to The Eli Young Band, which nets its first #1 hit with the 2011 single “Crazy Girl”.
1953 – Bill Monroe suffers 19 broken bones in a head-on collision on Highway 31 near White House, Tennessee. He still manages to get out of the car and pull another passenger, Bessie Lee Mauldin, out of the other side. Monroe is unable to tour until May.
1943 – Ronnie Milsap born in Robbinsville, North Carolina. The blind keyboard player emerges as one of country’s most innovative performers, offsetting traditional fare with pop-rock crossovers, winning six Grammy awards and the CMA’s entertainer honor in 1977.