Hank Williams Gets A Pulitzer, Gretchen Wilson Gets Her GED – Today In Country Music History
Hank Williams was given a very special award on this date in 2010, Gretchen Wilson finished her High School education in 2008 and Marty Robbins won a Grammy with one of the best brainworm songs in Country music on this date in 1961.
Here’s the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 12 April, 2012.
- Hank Williams was honored with a special citation for “craftsmanship as a songwriter” as the Pulitzer Prize winners are announced in 2010.
- Gretchen Wilson took her final exam at a high school in Wilson County, Tennessee in 2008 to receive her GED.
- Diamond Rio collected a gold album for their Greatest Hits album in 1999.
- Boxcar Willie died at the age of 67 in 1999.
- Travis Tritt married Theresa Nelson at his home in Paulding County, Georgia, with Marty Stuart serving as best man, in 1997.
- Dwight Yoakam‘s Hillbilly Deluxe album was certified platinum in 1994.
- Tim McGraw‘s self-titled debut album was released in 1993.
- Garth Brooks‘s self-titled debut album was released in 1989.
- Charley Pride‘s remake of Hank Williams‘ “Honky Tonk Blues” went to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1980.
- The first Fan Fair took place at Nashville’s downtown Municipal Auditorium in 1972.
- Marty Robbins won a Grammy for “El Paso” in 1961.
- Hank Williams signed the first exclusive songwriter’s agreement with Acuff-Rose in 1944.
Give Marty a listen … If you don’t mind having this song stuck in your head for the rest of the day …
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