The Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in America This Day in Country Music – August 15th (Video)
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.
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” during the funeral for Mickey Mantle at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas.
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.
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”.
1957 – The Everly Brothers record “Wake Up Little Susie” at the Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission studios in Nashville.
1946 – Songwriter Jimmy Webb is born in Elk City, Oklahoma. He writes “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” and “Wichita Lineman,” by Glen Campbell; and “Highwayman,” by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.
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.
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