Red Foley records Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy in 1949 at the Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel. The song is hailed as the first million-selling country release cut in Nashville. That same day Foley also recorded Careless Kisses and I Gotta Have My Baby Back.
Richmond, Virginia, radio station WXGI bans Webb Pierce’s There Stands The Glass from its airwaves in 1953, suggesting the song’s alcoholic message would negatively influence younger listeners.
We lost A.P. Carter in Kingsport in 1960. With his wife Sara and her cousin, Maybelle Carter, The Original Carter Family became one of the genre’s pioneering groups following a key 1927 recording session. They joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970.
The late Keith Whitley is awarded a gold album, honoring his Greatest Hits in 1990.
Guitar player Bobby Sykes died in Nashville in 1994. He toured with country stars Marty Robbins and Hank Snow, among others, and wrote a minor 1967 Faron Young hit, Wonderful World Of Women.
In 2004, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame adds Guy Clark (Heartbroke), Freddie Hart (Easy Loving), Dennis Morgan (I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool) and Billy Joe Shaver (I’m Just An Old Chunk Of Coal).
Songwriter/producer Rafe VanHoy was born in 1955. Among the songs he writes: Patty Loveless’ Hurt Me Bad (In A Real Good Way), Michael Martin Murphey’s What’s Forever For and George Jones & Tammy Wynette’s Golden Ring.