The Music Goes “Crash” This Day In Country Music – June 16th (Video)
You can’t say the words “Rub It In” without the song starting up in your head. The Man that made that phrase famous was born this day in 1939.
2011 – Garth Brooks is installed in the Songwriters Hall of Fame during an event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York with Leon Russell, Allen Toussaint and John Bettis.
2009 – Brad Paisley wins three trophies during the CMT Music Awards at Nashville’s Sommet Center. Taylor Swift claims two.
2007 – Emerson Drive scores its first #1 single on the Billboard country chart with “Moments”.
2005 – Brooks & Dunn’s “Play Something Country” video debuts on CMT, referencing Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, George Strait, Patsy Cline, Alan Jackson and rapper P. Diddy.
2005 – Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow appear on “CMT Crossroads,” taped the previous month on the Sony Pictures lot in Los Angeles. In addition to their own material, they offer a duet on the Johnny Cash & June Carter classic “Jackson”.
2001 – Tim McGraw’s “Grown Men Don’t Cry” moves in to the top spot on the Billboard country singles list.
2000 – The Country Music Association tabs Charley Pride and Faron Young for induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame. They are the final members to be installed before the Hall moves into a new building in downtown Nashville.
1999 – The Country Music Association announces Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty and Johnny Bond will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
1981 – The Oak Ridge Boys are awarded a gold single for “Elvira”.
1978 – Kenny Rogers records “The Gambler” in a morning session at Nashville’s Jack Clement Studio, returning in the late-afternoon to cut “All I Ever Need Is You” with Dottie West.
1939 – Billy “Crash” Craddock born in Greensboro, North Carolina. His pop/rock-influenced brand of country–visually underscored by sequins and sex appeal–makes him a key 1970s figure, behind such hits as “Rub It In” and “Sweet Magnolia Blossom”.