Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]
1950 Snow? It Was A 21 Week Blizzard…
Hank Snow begins an incredible run, spending the first of 21 weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “I’m Moving On.“
“I’m Moving On” is one of three songs in the history of the Billboard country charts to spend 21 weeks at #1, the others being 1947’s “I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)” by Eddy Arnold and 1955’s “In the Jailhouse Now” by Webb Pierce. It spent 44 weeks in Billboard’s top 10. Until August 2013, the three songs jointly held the record for most weeks at No. 1 on the country chart, until being surpassed by “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line, which logged its 22nd week atop the chart on August 10, 2013.
The song has been covered by Ray Charles, Al Hirt, the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Nash, The Everly Brothers, Roy Acuff, Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner, Mickey Gilley, Loggins & Messina, Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson (duet with Hank Snow), Bob Dylan, George Thorogood, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash and Terri Clark with Dean Brody.
Dwight Yoakam’s debut album Guitars, Cadillacs, etc, etc… was certified double platinum. It was released in October of 1986 and was the first of three number one albums for Yoakam, The album features the singles “Honky Tonk Man” peaking at No. 3 on the country charts, “Guitars, Cadillacs” at No. 4 and his third single, “It Won’t Hurt.“
Garth Brooks’ album Sevens was certified multi-platinum for sales of 6 million copies. The album features his duet with Trisha Yearwood, “In Another’s Eyes“, won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals at the Grammy Awards of 1998. Sevens was nominated for the Best Country Album Grammys the following year. It also featured the singles Longneck Bottle and Two Pina Coladas.
777,777 copies of Sevens were marked as First Editions. These albums have a gold seal on the CD booklet and a similar mark on the CD itself.
Kris Kristofferson married Rita Coolidge with Kristofferson’s father, a minister, conducting the ceremony. The pair divorced in 1980 and they have a daughter Casey Kristofferson.
Singer Eddy Raven (Edward Garvin Futch) is 70.
Singer Lee Ann Womack is 48.
Singer Mark McGuinn (Mrs. Steven Rudy) is 46
Singer Clay Walker is 45