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1932 Born on this day in Kingsland, Arkansas, was Johnny Cash, country singer, songwriter who was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is remembered as a country icon, his songs spanned other genres including rock and roll and rockabilly and blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Clevland, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. During the last stage of his career, Cash covered songs by several late 20th-century rock artists, most notably “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails. Cash died of respiratory failure on September 12th 2003, aged 71.

1959 Born on this day in Ringgold, Louisiana was songwriter Kenny Beard. He wrote songs for Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence, and Aaron Tippin. His first hit as a songwriter was “Doghouse” by John Conlee. Beard died of natural causes on October 1, 2017 age 58.

1973 Loretta Lynn released her twenty-second solo studio album Entertainer of the Year which went on to peak at #1 on the Country music chart. This album was titled Entertainer of the Year after Lynn received the Entertainer of the Year award from the Country Music Association the previous year, becoming the first woman to win that award.

1975 Linda Ronstadt was at #1 on the Country music album chart with Heart Like a Wheel, which featured her version of “You’re No good”. The album spent 51 weeks on the Billboard Album chart.

1991 Mike Reid was at #1 on the Country charts with “Walk on Faith”, the former American football player’s only chart topper. Released as the first single from his album Turning for Home, the song became his only #1 country hit. In the 1980s and 1990s, Reid went on to write #1 hits with Marie Osmond, Tanya Tucker, Collin Raye, Alabama and Conway Twitty.

1994 – The THE DESERT ROSE BAND gave their final concert in Indio, California.

1987 MCA releases Conway Twittys’ “Julia”

1991 Alan Jackson and Randy Travis write “She Got The Rhythm (And I Got The Blues)” over lunch on Travis’ bus in Columbus, Ohio


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