Alan Jackson Becomes The Road, Ricky Skaggs Sings The Highway Blues – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]
Alan Jackson didn’t take to the road on this date in 2004, he BECAME the road, Ricky Skaggs was singin the “Highway Blues” in 1983 and Johnny Cash signed a Twenty-Eight year contract in 1958.
Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 09 July, 2011.
- A portion of Interstate 85 near Newnan, Georgia was dedicated as the Alan Jackson Highway in 2004.
- Roy Acuff was one of 12 recipients of the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony hosted by President George Bush in 1991.
- Ricky Skaggs rode to Number One in Billboard with “Highway 40 Blues” in 1983.
- Merle Haggard recorded the Top 10 single “I Can’t Be Myself” in 1970.
- Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records, his label for the next twenty-eight years, in 1958.
- Carl Smith and June Carter married in Maryville, Tennessee in 1952.
This sounds like a great time for an OLD Ricky Skaggs video, here he is from 1985.
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