The Loss of a Legend This Day in Country Music – June 5th (Video)
1993 – Conway Twitty dies from a stomach aneurysm in a Springfield, Missouri, hospital. The former pop-rocker was a steady country hitmaker from 1968-1991, eventually earning a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
2007 – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill receive the Academy of Country Music’s Career Achievement Award when they kick off their Soul2Soul 2007 concert tour at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
2003 – Days before the opening of the movie “Hollywood Homicide,” Dwight Yoakam receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1993 – Toby Keith goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart for the first time with “Should’ve Been A Cowboy”.
1992 – Wynonna Judd’s first solo album, “Wynonna,” goes gold and platinum.
1989 – Toronto’s Skydome officially opens, with Anne Murray singing both the American and Canadian national anthems. Milwaukee beats Toronto, 5-3.
1980 – The John Travolta movie “Urban Cowboy” premieres. It includes music by Kenny Rogers, Johnny Lee, Mickey Gilley, Anne Murray, The Eagles, The Charlie Daniels Band, Jimmy Buffett, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and J.D. Souther.
1968 – Songwriter Brett James is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His credits include Martina McBride’s “Blessed,” Rascal Flatts’ “Love You Out Loud,” Jason Aldean’s “The Truth” and Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take The Wheel”.
1945 – Don Reid is born in Staunton, Virginia. In 1961, he joins a gospel harmony group that becomes The Statler Brothers, netting more than 30 hits from 1965-1989 on its way into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
1943 – The Grand Ole Opry begin airing from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, which becomes the radio show’s home until 1974.
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