In 1956 Bobby Bare holds the first recording session of his career at Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood. Sitting in his backing band was future Country Music Hall of Famer, Buck Owens.
Johnny Cash’s first album, “With His Hot And Blue Guitar” gets its release by Sun Records.
In 1958 Waylon Jennings had his very first recording session in Clovis, NM. Buddy Holly produced for him that day. Waylon recorded “Jole Blon.”
In 1967 Jerry Reed sits in on electric guitar as Elvis Presley records “Guitar Man” at Nashville’s RCA Studio B. According to Peter Guralnick in his two-volume biography of Elvis, he wasn’t happy with the groove on his own recording, so he said, “Get me that redneck picker who’s on the original tune” and brought Reed into the studio. Some accounts say Reed nailed it on the first take.
Fifty years ago today in 1970 Lynn Anderson records “Rose Garden” at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville. The song was originally recorded by Joe South and then Billy Joe Royal in 1967, but it wasn’t until Anderson’s version that the song became a major crossover hit and reached #1 status in numerous countries.
In 1986 Waylon Jennings records “Rose In Paradise” at Groundstar Labs in Nashville. It was written by Stewart Harris and Jim McBride and would go on to become the twelfth #1 for Jennings. It would spend 19 weeks on the Billboard Country Chart after its release in January 1987.
In 1990 “Uncle Buck” debuts on CBS with Ronnie Milsap singing the theme song.
On that same day in 1990, Capitol releases Billy Dean’s debut “Young Man”
In 1992 MCA releases George Jones’ “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” with guests Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, Mark Chesnutt, Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Joe Diffie, Vince Gill, T. Graham Brown, Patty Loveless and Pam Tillis. Jones called the song, “my attitude set to music.” The song won the “Vocal Event of the Year” at the 1993 CMA Awards.
In 1998 Mac Davis receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If you want to visit, it’s located at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.