January 23rd, 1957

Patsy Cline made her first appearance on the Arthur Godfrey Time morning television program, just two days after winning his primetime talent scout show.


Arthur Godfrey was a major figure in American radio and television in the 1940s and 1950s, presiding as host over a number of different programs in both mediums simultaneously. Among the future stars who got a critical early break by appearing on Talent Scouts were Tony Bennett, Lenny Bruce, Marilyn Horne and Pat Boone. Elvis Presley failed to earn a spot on Talent Scouts in 1955, but otherwise the show's track record was admirable.



After several years of struggling for a breakthrough in small venues and on regional radio, Patsy Cline made the most of her invitation to Talent Scouts, wowing the studio audience with her performance of the now-classic "Walkin' After Midnight."

That same day her first husband, Gerald Cline, filed for divorce.

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    Clint Black collects his first platinum album, for Killin' Time. The album featured the singles "A Better Man" (#1), "Nothing's News" (#3), "Walking Away" (#1), "Nobody's Home" (#1) and "Killin' Time" (#1).

    Billboard magazine named "A Better Man" the #1 song of 1989 and "Nobody's Home" received the same honor for 1990.

    The album has since been certified triple platinum by the RIAA.

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    #1 On This Date


    2010 – Reba McEntire – “Consider Me Gone

    1999 – Martina McBride – “Wrong Again

    1993 – Randy Travis – “Look Heart, No Hands

    1988 – Ronnie Milsap – “Where Do The Nights Go

    1982 – Conway Twitty – “Red Neckin’, Love Makin’ Night

    1971 – Lynn Anderson– “Rose Garden

    1965 – Sonny James – “You’re The Only World I Know”

    1961 – Johnny Horton – “North To Alaska

    1954 – Webb Pierce– “There Stands The Glass




    2010 – Taylor Swift – Fearless

    1999 – Garth Brooks – Double Live

    1993 – Garth Brooks – The Chase

    1988 – Randy Travis – Always & Forever

    1982 – Alabama – Feels So Right

    1971 – Ray Price – For The Good Times

    1965 – Buck Owens – I Don’t Care

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    Singer/songwriter Harley Allen is 59

    Singer Josh Thompson is 37

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