1947 Country Was Going Country Wide
New York’s Carnegie Hall hosted its first country concert with Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff as headliners, featuring Minnie Pearl, George D. Hay and Rosalie Allen. Tickets ranged from $1.20-$3.60. (more…)
Dierks Bentley raised $50,000 with his Miles & Music For Kids charity motorcycle ride and concert in Washington, starting the trek in Tacoma and ending in a downpour at the Puyallup Fair.
Willie Nelson and several members of his band were charged with misdemeanor drug possession in Louisiana after police pulled Willie’s tour bus over for a routine inspection on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge. After smelling a suspicious odor inside they discovered 1.5 pounds of marijuana and 2/10 of a pound of psychedelic mushrooms.
More than 25 years after earning his first hit, George Jones finally scores his first gold album, with "I Am What I Am." The album featured the singles "He Stopped Loving Her Today" (#1) "I'm Not Ready Yet" (#2) and "If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)" (#8).
The album would go platinum in 1983.