Patsy Cline recorded Walkin’ After Midnight and A Poor Man’s Roses (Or A Rich Man’s Gold) at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville in 1956.
Elvis Presley plays a convict, as the movie “Jailhouse Rock” is released in 1957.
The animated Disney movie Robin Hood debuts in theaters in 1973. Roger Miller provided a voiceover and performed on the soundtrack. Others adding voices include Ken Curtis, George “Goober” Lindsey and Peter Ustinov.
The Oak Ridge Boys record Sail Away during the afternoon at Woodland Sound Studio in Nashville in 1978. Not a bad birthday present for Rafe VanHoy (we talked about him on yesterday’s Country Music Calendar) as the Oaks’ recording of the song stayed on the country chart for 13 weeks.
Willie Nelson’s On The Road Again drove to the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart in 1980.
Dolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton recorded Rockin’ Years in Nashville in 1993.
In an unprecedented display of country sales power, Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ The Wind album was simultaneously certified gold, platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum and quadruple-platinum in 1991.
Record producer Harold Shedd was born in Bremen, AL in 1931. Among his credits: Alabama’s Mountain Music, K.T. Oslin’s 80’s Ladies and Glen Campbell’s A Lady Like You. Plus, he signs Billy Ray Cyrus, The Kentucky HeadHunters and Shania Twain to Mercury Records.
Bonnie Raitt was born in Los Angeles in 1949. She joined Vince Gill on his single “Let’s Do Something” and contributed two songs to the “Urban Cowboy” soundtrack. She also regularly tours with Willie Nelson.
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Songwriter Gary Nicholson was also born in 1949. His songwriting resume includes Montgomery Gentry’s She Couldn’t Change Me, Patty Loveless’ The Trouble With The Truth, Vince Gill’s One More Last Chance and Highway 101’s Someone Else’s Trouble Now.