October 19, 2006 Keith Urban checks into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, to cope with a recurrence of substance abuse. In a statement, he says, "One can never let one's guard down on recovery, and I'm afraid I have."
Officially, Bertie "Pee Wee" Johnson was George Jones’ road manager for over a decade, but that hardly describes the two men’s unexpected relationship. Johnson, also known for creating hot chicken in Nashville, died last week at his home in Columbia, Tenn.
Oct. 11,1981 The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Bobby Braddock and Ray Whitley. Braddock is noted for George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." Whitley wrote Gene Autry's theme song, "Back I…
1954 A Slight Miscalculation On Management's Part Elvis Presley makes his only appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Opry manager Jim Denny allegedly tells him not to give up his day job.