1998 The Legend Immortalized
The Country Music Hall of Fame unveils a bronze statue of the late Hank Williams on the 75th anniversary of the singer’s birth. At the ceremony are his children, Hank Jr. and Jett, who meet for the first time. (more…)
Carrie Underwood was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Muskogee Civic Center.
The former American Idol winner and 2005 Oklahoman of the Year has been recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the Top Selling Artists of all time, and is the highest-ranked American Idol alumni on the list, with 22.5 million certified units sold.
Other songs on the list included Johnny Cash & June Carter's "Jackson," Waylon & Willie's "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and Shelly West & David Frizzell's "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma" which paired and introduced Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.
Willie Nelson presents Farm Aid XV in Bristow, Virginia, with a lineup that includes Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson and Sawyer Brown. Tipper Gore, wife of vice president Al Gore, plays drums with Nelson.
Hank Williams is born on this date in 1923 in Mount Olive, Alabama. He becomes country music's most influential singer/songwriter, while establishing a tragic legacy of alcoholism and death on New Year's Eve 1952 at age 29. He joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in its first induction in 1961