Ricky Skaggs Sings The Blues, Cheyenne Kimball Hits The Road – Today In Country Music History
Cheyenne Kimball left Gloriana on this date in 2011, Ricky Skaggs was singing the Blues in 1983, Johnny Cash started a 28 year partnership with Columbia Records and more.
Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History fro 09 July, 2012.
- Cheyenne Kimball unexpectedly quit Gloriana via Twitter following a concert at the Franklin County Fair in Union, Missouri in 2011.
- The Country Music Association unveiled 12 Hall of Fame honorees in 2001: Bill Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Sam Phillips, The Louvin Brothers, The Delmore Brothers, The Jordanaires, Webb Pierce, Don Gibson, The Everly Brothers, Don Law, Ken Nelson and Homer & Jethro.
- 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.
Here’s Ricky Skaggs from his 1985 London performance.
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