The Yodel Was Born This Day in Country Music – March 20th (Video)
1946 – Doug Green is born in Great Lakes, Illinois. He becomes Ranger Doug, of Riders In The Sky, helping preserve western music and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He also joins the western-swing ensemble The Time Jumpers.
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2011 – “Do not challenge the intelligence of my audience”: John Rich takes offense when Jose Canseco and Richard Hatch put down his theme song for Camping World on the NBC series “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The men’s team still wins the episode.
2004 – Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman” video debuts on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live.” The clip includes guest appearances by Hank Williams Jr. and Kid Rock.
2004 – Tim McGraw moves to #1 in Billboard with “Watch The Wind Blow By”.
2002 – Alison Krauss + Union Station pick up a gold album for “New Favorite”.
1998 – Steve Wariner gives his first public performance of “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven” during the Grand Ole Opry.
1993 – George Strait’s “Heartland” rises to #1 in Billboard.
1984 – The Judds make their first large-venue appearance, opening for The Statler Brothers at an arena in Omaha.
1977 – Producer and multi-instrumentalist Nathan Chapman is born at Nashville’s Vanderbilt Medical Center. He produces Taylor Swift’s material, including “Love Story,” Mean” and “Mine,” plus The Band Perry’s “All Your Life” and “Postcard From Paris”.
1954 – Jim Seales, of Shenandoah, is born in Hamilton, Alabama. The guitarist is a key ingredient to such hits as “Next To Me, Next To You,” “The Church On Cumberland Road” and “Two Dozen Roses”.
1937 – Jerry Reed is born in Atlanta, Georgia. With a rhythmic, fingerstyle guitar sound, he earns a Grammy award for “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” and a million-seller with “Amos Moses,” branching into movie roles, most notably “Smokey & The Bandit”.
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