Texas Singer, Songwriter Born This Day in Country Music – June 11th (Video)
Texas is a hotbed for musical talent. Today we celebrate the birth of Bruce Robison. Click through to see one of his best songs.
2008 – Taylor Swift picks up a gold single for “Picture To Burn”.
2004 – “The Stepford Wives” opens in movie theaters, with Faith Hill in her acting debut. Others in the picture include Bette Midler, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Jon Lovitz and Glenn Close.
2001 – Lonestar’s “I’m Already There” video debuts on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live”.
1994 – “That Ain’t No Way To Go” to go brings Brooks & Dunn to the top of the Billboard country singles chart.
1988 – Patty Loveless joins the Grand Ole Opry, where she sings “If My Heart Had Windows” and “A Little Bit In Love”.
1988 – Randy Travis makes an appearance at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “I Told You So”.
1969 – Bass player “Smilin'” Jay McDowell born in Bedford, Indiana. He joins BR549, an energetic, traditionally influenced band that emerges from Nashville’s lower Broadway to become a critical favorite in the late-1990s, gaining several Grammy nominations.
1966 – Singer-songwriter Bruce Robison born in Bandera, Texas. Finding an artistic home in alternative-country, he nets commercial success as the songwriter of Tim McGraw’s “Angry All The Time” and The Dixie Chicks’ “Travelin Soldier”.
1952 – Donnie Van Zant born in Jacksonville, Florida. A brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant, he joins 38 Special in the 1970s and forms a side project, Van Zant, with brother Johnny, making inroads in country music in 2005.
1949 – Hank Williams makes his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, performing “Lovesick Blues” and “Mind Your Own Business.” Legend claims he receives six encores. In the audience is Porter Wagoner, attending his first Opry show.