Taylor Swift’s Love Story Comes True This Day In Country Music – August 6th (Video)
2011 – The Oak Ridge Boys are inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. They sing “Bobbie Sue,” “Elvira” and an a cappella “Amazing Grace” on their big night.
2008 – Taylor Swift shoots her “Love Story” video in Nashville.
2004 – Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan launch their first joint concert tour, playing minor league baseball parks, beginning with at stop at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York.
2003 – John Mellencamp joins Kenny Chesney to tape an episode of “CMT Crossroads” in Nashville, where they do a duet version of “Folsom Prison Blues.” Radney Foster hosts.
2002 – Dixie Chick Natalie Maines tees off on Toby Keith’s “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue” in the Los Angeles Daily News: “It’s ignorant, and it makes country music sound ignorant… You’ve got to have some tact”.
1999 – Garth Brooks’ mother, Colleen, dies in Oklahoma of throat cancer.
1971 – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band begins a week of recording at Woodland Sound in Nashville for the three-record set “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.” The first day features collaborations with Merle Travis on “I Am A Pilgrim” and “Nine Pound Hammer,” among others.
1964 – Twins Peggy and Patsy Lynn born to Loretta Lynn. They become a duo, The Lynns, as adults, scoring several awards nominations, though they never achieve any commercial hits.
1955 – Hank Snow, Lefty Frizzell, Eddie Dean, Freddie Hart and The Collins Kids perform the first-ever country concert at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. The evening is emceed by songwriter Joe Nixon.
1942 – Songwriter Bob Morrison born in Biloxi, Mississippi. He writes Johnny Lee’s “Lookin’ For Love,” Kenny Rogers’ “You Decorated My Life,” Conway Twitty’s “Don’t Call Him A Cowboy” and Gary Morris’ “The Love She Found In Me,” among others.