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The Great Waylon Born This Day in Country Music – June 15th (Video)

To see Waylon Jennings perform live was a true pleasure.  If you were lucky enough to meet and talk to him, was a blessing.  

2010 – Kellie Pickler gets engaged to “More Than A Memory” songwriter Kyle Jacobs on a beach in Florida.

 

2006 – Lonestar earns digital gold singles for “I’m Already There” and “My Front Porch Looking In”.

 

2004 – Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” video debuts on CMT.com.

 

2002 – Montgomery Gentry’s “My Town” video debuts on CMT.

 

1991 – Joe Diffie picks up a #1 country single in Billboard with “If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)”.

 

1991 – Minnie Pearl performs in Joliet, Illinois, in what turns out to be her final show. She suffers a stroke two days later.

 

1985 – Ricky Skaggs reaches #1 in Billboard with “Country Boy,” the only chart-topping single to feature the Looney Tunes theme in an instrumental break.

 

1969 – “Hee Haw” makes its prime time debut on CBS-TV, replacing the controversial “Smothers Brothers” show. The cast includes: Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Minnie Pearl and Grandpa Jones, among others. The first guests: Charley Pride and Loretta Lynn.

 

1966 – Guitarist Michael Britt born in Fort Worth, Texas. He joins Lonestar, which wins the Academy of Country Music’s best new group honor in 1995, while their single “Amazed” takes a pair of ACM trophies in 2000.

 

1963 – Buck Owens collects his first #1 single in Billboard with “Act Naturally”.

 

1937 – Waylon Jennings born in Littlefield, Texas. A protege of Buddy Holly, he becomes a leader in the Outlaw movement of the 1970s, alongside Willie Nelson, with a series of ragged, energetic hits leading him to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

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