Here’s what I have lined up for the hottest hour in country radio!
1991 Paul Overstreet earns a #1 country single in Billboard with “Daddy’s Come Around”
1939 Songwriter Red Lane is born in Bogalusa, Louisiana. His credits include Conway Twitty’s “Darling You Know I Wouldn’t Lie,” Dottie West’s “Country Girl” and John Conlee’s “Miss Emily’s Picture” // Feb 2, 1979 ABC releases John Conlee’s “Backside Of Thirty”
1946 Howard Bellamy is born in Darby, Florida. Along with sibling David, The Bellamy Brothers net over 25 hits from 1979-1990, employing baby-boomer themes and double entendres. They earn 17 CMA nominations as a duo or group, but never win.
1974 Dolly Parton scored her second #1 Country hit single with “Jolene.” Parton has said that the inspiration for the story was a tall, red-headed bank teller whom Parton believed was flirting with her husband, and her husband’s apparent vulnerability to the teller’s charm as indicated by his sudden interest in making frequent trips to the bank
1981 George Strait records his first hit, “Unwound,” at Music City Music Hall in Nashville
1990 Waylon Jennings records the first commercial version of “Where Corn Don’t Grow” at Nashville’s Eleven-Eleven Sound. The song becomes a hit for Travis Tritt in 1997
1990 Atlantic releases Robin Lee’s “Black Velvet”
1989 Willie Nelson records “Nothing I Can Do About It Now”
2002 Steve Holy picks up his first chart-topping single, hitting #1 on the Billboard country list with “Good Morning Beautiful”
2008 Brad Paisley’s “Letter To Me” occupies the #1 position on the Billboard country chart, where it remains the rest of the month
2013 The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two” reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart