On this day: Country Music History

By Elizabeth Weiler on June 1, 2023
Country Music History
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 04: Singer Billy Ray Cyrus sings the National Anthem before the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Denver, CO — Between Johnny Cash’s Walk The Line Album release and Faith Hill’s “The Way You Love Me” topping the charts, KYGO is taking a look back on Country Music History from this day.

Jun 1, 2020 – “Iconic Women Of Country” debuts on PBS, celebrating such classic female acts as Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Patsy Cline, Connie Smith, Tammy Wynette and Jeannie C. Riley
Jun 1, 2015 – Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne marries singer/songwriter Lucie Silvas
Jun 1, 2015 – Garth Brooks’ June 5 and June 6 concerts with Trisha Yearwood in Tampa are postponed to accommodate the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup games against the Chicago Blackhawks
Jun 1, 2012 – Luke Bryan earns a platinum single from the RIAA for “Drunk On You”
Jun 1, 2008 – Fire destroys thousands of master recordings at the Universal Music Group in Los Angeles, including music by George Strait, Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Glen Campbell, George Jones, Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn and Roger MillerJun
Jun 1, 1999 – Arista releases Brad Paisley’s debut album, “Who Needs Pictures”
Jun 1, 1992Billy Ray Cyrus was at #1 on the US Country music chart with his breakthrough hit “Achy Breaky Heart”.
Jun 1, 1981 – Born on the day in Ravensdale, Washington was singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile
Jun 1, 1959 – While serving the Army in Germany, Elvis Presley is promoted to specialist fourth class. His new monthly income: $122.30

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