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The Harsh Business of Music Says Happy Birthday – August 15th (Video)

Well that’s a fine howdy-do!  The JaneDear Girls lose their record deal while celebrating a birthday.  I’ve attached their video for the song “Wildfire”.  Take a look and see if you think they should have been dropped.

1983 – Guitarist Danelle Leverett born in Amarillo, Texas. She becomes one-half of the JaneDear girls, who earn a 2011 hit with their debut single, “Wildflower”.

2011 – The Band Perry’s “All Your Life” video debuts on CMT.

 

2006 – Alison Krauss + Union Station pick up a whopping 11 nominations as finalists are announced for the International Bluegrass Music Association awards.

 

2005 – Faith Hill gives the first of two shows at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles with appearances by husband Tim McGraw. Footage from the concerts are to be used in her Thanksgiving Eve special “Faith Hill: Fireflies”.

 

1995 – Roy Clark performs “Yesterday, When I Was Young” at the funeral for Mickey Mantle.

 

1991 – Vince Gill and Alan Jackson lead the way in the 25th annual Country Music Association awards, with six nominations apiece. Garth Brooks receives five. Brooks and Gill compete for entertainer against Clint Black, Reba McEntire and George Strait.

 

1957 – The Everly Brothers record “Wake Up Little Susie” at the Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission studios in Nashville.

 

1946 – Songwriter Jimmy Webb born in Elk City, Oklahoma. His country hits include “Highwayman,” by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson; and “Wichita Lineman” and “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” by Glen Campbell.

 

1941 – Don Ulich born in Olympia, Washington. As Don Rich, he handles lead guitar and harmony vocalist for Buck Owens’ Buckaroos, who mix rock ‘n’ roll energy with a honky-tonk base. His death in 1974 coincides with Owens’ commercial decline.

 

1925 – Rose Maddox born in Boaz, Alabama. She fronts the California-based Maddox Brothers & Rose, a wild, energetic touring group in the 1940s and ’50s dubbed the Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in America.

 

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