Eddy Arnold recorded Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young at Thomas Production Studio in Nashville in 1954. Faron Young cut the definitive version 11 months later.
Roger Miller received a whopping nine nominations at the 1966 Grammy awards, with King Of The Road in the running for Record of the Year. Jody Miller’s satire, Queen Of The House, was nominated for Best Country Vocal by a Female
Eddy Arnold attended a White House dinner in Washington, D.C. in 1967, at the request of the president’s daughter, Lynda Bird Johnson. He barely made it in time after getting stuck in an elevator.
Randy Travis signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. in 1985, two weeks after recording On The Other Hand.
Songwriter Danny Morrison died of a heart attack in 2012. Among the songs he left behind: Kenny Rogers’ Blaze Of Glory, Joe Diffie’s Is It Cold In Here and Lee Greenwood’s You’ve Got A Good Love Comin’
Thomas Nelson published This Life I Live: One Man’s Extraordinary, Ordinary Life And The Woman Who Changed It Forever, a 2017 autobiography penned by Rory Lee Feek, of the duo Joey+Rory.
Razzy Bailey was born in Five Points, AL in 1939. Mixing both rhythm & blues and country in his vocal approach, he achieved 13 Top 10 hits from 1978-1982, including Friends, Loving Up A Storm and She Left Love All Over Me.