On This Day in Country Music

  • On this day September 20, 1969

    Special guests on this week’s ABC television music variety show included, Cass Elliot, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, The Staple Singers and Tommy Cash. Jack Elliot performed “If I Were A Carpenter” then he and Cash dueted on “Take Me Home.”
    Source: This Day in Country

  • On this day September 18, 2006

    Willie Nelson and several of his band members were charged with misdemeanor drug possession in Louisiana after state police had pulled Nelson’s tour bus over for a routine commercial inspection. Smelling a suspicious odor inside, police searched the bus and found marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms.
    Source: This Day in Country

  • On this day September 18, 1994

    The seventh benefit concert took place at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Neville Brothers, Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms, John Conlee, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Deana Carter.
    Source: This Day in Country

  • On this day September 16, 1950

     

    Born on this day in Darby, Florida, was David Bellamy, singer, songwriter of The Bellamy Brothers. The duo had success in the 1970s and 1980s, starting with the release of their crossover hit “Let Your Love Flow” in 1976, a #1 single on the Hot 100. Starting in the late 1970s, the Bellamy Brothers found success in country music as well, charting twenty #1 singles.
    Source: This Day in Country

     

  • On this day September 16, 1969

    Johnny Cash was at #1 on the country singles chart with “A Boy Named Sue”. The song tells the tale of a young man’s quest for revenge on a father who abandoned him at 3 years of age and whose only contribution to his entire life was naming him Sue, commonly a feminine name, which results in the young man suffering from ridicule and harassment by everyone he meets in his travels.
    Source: This Day in Country

  • On this day September 16, 2016

    A total of 30 artists gather to record “Forever Country”, a single released in honor of the 50th annual Country Music Association awards. The track featured Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Charley Pride,
    Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and others. The song debuted at #1 the week of October 8, the third song to do so since its inception in 2012.
    Source: This Day in Country

  • “King of the Roadies” Ben Dorcy Has Passed Away

    One of the oldest, and most beloved roadies in all of country music and beyond has has taken flight to that big tour bus to the sky. Ben Dorcy III, also known as “Lovey” or the “King of the Roadies” has passed away. The 92-year-old original roadie who began working in the business in 1950…
    Source: Country Music News

  • Album Review – Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers “After You’ve Gone”

    Most great art, regardless of the medium, is the stuff that is able to suspend a deep, roiling human emotion in a captured moment. After You’ve Gone is inspired by the heartbreak of JD Wilkes, and takes a decidedly Shack Shakers approach to extricating the pain from Col. JD’s rib cage in blistering, candid honesty.
    Source: Country Music News

  • 2017 Americana Music Awards LIVE Blog

    Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Saving Country Music’s 2017 Americana Music Awards LIVE blog. As the festivities stream live from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (link below), we’ll tag along to leave observations, keep up with the winners, discuss the performances, and share what happened for those folks who missed it.
    Source: Country Music News

  • Independent Names Get Mainstream Opportunity Via 2018 Stagecoach Festival Lineup

    Each year the release of the Stagecoach Festival lineup is a point of intrigue as people sift though the names and remark on the font sizes, and see who has been tapped to play the 3-day event in Indio, CA in April. As arguably one of the biggest country music festivals all year, the artists booked say a lot about who is rising in country music.
    Source: Country Music News

  • Chris Stapleton Surpasses Even More Album Sales Milestones

    Chris Stapleton’s torrid sales pace continues, and is now stretching to almost two calendar years where the country star has single-handedly dominated the Billboard Country Albums chart. Along with being a perennial name at the top of the chart, Chris Stapleton’s last two records have just surpassed significant sales plateaus.
    Source: Country Music News

  • Album Review – Kip Moore’s “Slowheart”

    It has come to the point in country music history where we are giving certain songs, artists, and albums a pass, or even extra points, simply because they are more country than things that are not country at all. This is one of the unfortunate symptoms of the stretching of boundaries that has occurred through artists like Sam Hunt.
    Source: Country Music News

  • Why The Death Of Don Williams Hurts So Deeply

    For many country fans, the way you would deal with the death of a close friend or a loved one would be to put a Don Williams record on. So what are you supposed to do when Don Williams is the one who has died? The memories are so rich and the voice is so familiar, it’s like Don Williams is part of your family.
    Source: Country Music News

  • American Aquarium Impresses with Revamped Lineup

    For those who thought that the news of long-time American Aquarium members Bill Corbin and Kevin McClain leaving the clan in April meant the end of American Aquarium, they don’t know the indomitable spirit of the founder, frontman, and principal songwriter of American Aquarium, BJ Barham.
    Source: Country Music News

  • September 8th, 2017 – Another Tragic Day in Country Music History

    Today, September 8th, 2017, would have been the 85th birthday of Patsy Cline—one of the most iconic, influential, and immediately recognizable voices in the history of country music. But she died tragically in a 1963 plane crash near Camden, Tennessee that also killed country starts Cowboy Copas, and Hankshaw Hawkins.
    Source: Country Music News

  • The “Gentle Giant” Don Williams Has Died

    Country music legend, Hall of Famer, iconic voice, and gentle soul, Don Williams, has passed away at the age of 78. He died after a short illness according to his representatives at Webster Public Relations. He is the owner of 17 #1 country hits, 9 total Male Vocalist of the Year Awards, and countless other distinctions and accolades.
    Source: Country Music News