One of the most popular shows on country radio returns at 1 p.m. today as we celebrate the big hits and milestones of country’s superstars. Colin is away all this week and has left me in charge of this beast of a program. The pressure is great, but we’ll have a lot of fun along the way!
On today’s show:
Chris Young landed at the top the charts on this day in 2009 with “Gettin’ You Home,” his third release from his second album “The Man I Want to Be.”
May 2004, Alex Rodriguez was traded to the Yankees by Texas. Over 33 million people tuned into the final episode of Frasier on NBC, Toby Keith and Martina McBride were the big winners at the CMA awards that year, the final episode of “Friends” aired, and Gretchen Wilson debuted at the top of the country charts on this day in 2004 with “Redneck Woman.” Her album “Here for the Party” also reached number 1 on the country albums chart.
It was on this day in 1991 when Garth Brooks reached the top of the country albums chart with “Ropin’ the Wind” replacing his previous album “No Fences.”
How about some Johnny Cash! He rode to the top of country charts on this day in 1976 and he did it “one piece at a time.”
We’re going to head back further in time to May 29th, 1975. A young 38 year old guy named Baldemar Garza Huerta of San Benito, Texas reached the top of the country charts. He made his singing debut on a radio station there when he was just 10 years old and it set him up for a career that lasted decades. In fact, he charted 21 songs between 75 and 83. This song was the one that changed it all for Baldemar Huerta, a.k.a Freddy Fender in 1975, “Before the Next Tear Drop Falls”.
56 years ago today the 4th annual Grammy Awards were handed out. Jimmy Dean won for Best Country and Western Recording of the Year all thanks to one big guy. Big Bad John.
I’ve got several other milestones and number one’s to celebrate today as well. I hope you can join us for the show today!