1970 Roger Miller records the original versions of “Don ‘t We All Have The Right” and “Tall, Tall Trees” at the Jack Clement Studios in Nashville. The songs later become hits for Ricky Van Shelton and Alan Jackson, respectively
1965 Buck Owens had the #1 country album with I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail. Owens later said he got the idea for “I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail” after seeing an Esso gas station sign with the company’s slogan at the time, “Put a tiger in your tank.”
2015 Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard made their way back to the top of the charts. Their duets album, Django and Jimmie, debuted at Number One on the Billboard Count
ry Albums chart, and in the Number Seven spot on the all-genre Billboard 200. The album’s title is a reference to Nelson and Haggard’s heroes — jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and one of country’s first stars, Jimmie Rodgers.
Jud Strunk singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist born Jamestown, NY 1936.
2015 The Grand Ole Opry’s Jim Ed Brown died from lung cancer at the age of 81. Brown was a country music singer and TV and radio host who first found fame as a member of The Browns, a country music group he started with his two sisters in the 1950s. Later, he managed a successful solo career for decades, which included hits like “I Don’t Want to Have to Marry You,” and TV successes like You Can Be a Star. He is perhaps best known as the voice of Grand Ole Opry radio’s Country Music Greats Radio Show, which he hosted for more than a decade.
George Jones topped the charts with “She Thinks I Still Care” 1962.
1957 RCA releases Elvis Presley’s “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” backed by “Loving You”