Swingin’ Becomes Popular This Day in Country Music – June 14th (Video)
A Country favorite or one of the most annoying songs of all time? Either way, John Anderson strikes gold this day in 1983.
2011 – Alabama hosts Bama Rising, a benefit at Birmingham’s BJCC Arena that raises $2 million for tornado relief. Also on board: Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen and David Nail.
2008 – Sara Evans marries sports radio host Jay Barker at a farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Songwriter Marcus Hummon sings “Bless The Broken Road” at the ceremony, where the guests include Sheryl Crow.
2003 – After 6′-6″ Trace Adkins sings “Then They Do” on the Grand Ole Opry, 4′-11″ Little Jimmy Dickens brings out a foot stool to make the two level, as he invites Adkins to join the Opry. Adkins accepts, then performs “Eleven Roses”.
2003 – Josh Turner marries Jennifer Ford in northern Georgia.
2003 – Toby Keith and Willie Nelson team up at #1 in Billboard with “Beer For My Horses”.
1984 – Four days before the premiere of “Rhinestone,” Dolly Parton and co-star Sylvester Stallone receive stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1983 – John Anderson nets his first gold record, for “Swingin’”.
1977 – The Waylon Jennings album “Ol’ Waylon” is certified gold.
1975 – Linda Ronstadt’s remake of The Everly Brothers’ “When Will I Be Loved” tops the Billboard country chart.
1961 – Patsy Cline is seriously injured in a head-on collision in Nashville. Two passengers in the other car die, while Cline receives a dislocated hip and a major cut across her forehead.