Jim Reeves records “He’ll Have To Go” during a morning session at RCA Studio B in Nashville in 1959. He returned that afternoon to record “Snow Flake”
Loretta Lynn makes her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 1960, singing “I’m A Honky Tonk Girl” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. That same night she received an invitation to tour with Johnny Horton, but he dies just three weeks later.
Johnny Cash won a record-setting five times during the third annual Country Music Association awards in 1969. He takes home Entertainer and Male Vocalist; Album, for “San Quentin”; Single, for “A Boy Named Sue”; and Vocal Group, with June Carter
Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens team up at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Streets Of Bakersfield” in 1988.
Trisha Yearwood appears on “Arsenio,” in 1992 the same date she had originally been slated for “The Tonight Show” before she was bumped. Manager Ken Kragen claims “The Tonight Show” talent booker has created a war between the two programs. The booker eventually loses her job in the aftermath.
Reba McEntire and Burt Reynolds co-star in “The Man From Left Field.” The 1993 CBS-TV movie that puts the two in a romance surrounding Little League.