Willie Goes Reggae This Day in Country Music – July 12th (Video)
Always willing to try something different, Willie Nelson mixed two of my favorite musical genres, Country and Reggae. No surprise, the album “Countryman” was met with some controversy.
2011 – Warner Bros. releases the Blake Shelton album “Red River Blue”.
2007 – Fruit Of The Loom debuts an ad campaign that features Vince Gill performing “Daddy Was The Apple Of My Eye” with various fruits from the company’s logo playing in the band.
2005 – Lost Highway releases Willie Nelson’s reggae album, “Countryman.” The cover features a drawing of a marijuana plant, except in Wal-Mart stores, where the artwork is a palm tree.
2000 – The video to Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s “Let’s Make Love” debuts on CMT, the same day the couple launches its Soul 2 Soul Tour–their first as a married couple–in Atlanta, Georgia.
1994 – Brady Seals makes his last appearance as a member of Little Texas, in Charlotte, Michigan.
1988 – Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis’ “Old 8 x 10″ album.
1983 – Kimberly Perry born in Mississippi. She becomes the lead singer in the family trio The Band Perry, the Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year in 2011.
1980 – Charley Pride’s remake of Hank Williams’ “You Win Again” appears at #1 on the Billboard country chart.
1972 – Tom T. Hall records “(Old Dogs-Children And) Watermelon Wine” around noon at Mercury Custom Recording Studio in Nashville.
1952 – Keyboard player Randy McCormick born in Rogersville, Alabama. He co-writes Eddie Rabbitt’s “Suspicions” and Conway Twitty’s “Crazy In Love,” and plays on singles by George Strait, Ricky Van Shelton and Jamie O’Neal, among others.