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.