Thank You Mr. President – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]
January 19th, 2005
On the eve of George W. Bush's second inauguration, Lee Greenwood, Kenny Chesney, The Gatlins, Sara Evans, Clay Walker, Lyle Lovett, Asleep At The Wheel, Robert Earl Keen, The Derailers and Neal McCoy perform at related events in Washington, D.C.
January 19th, 2001
Travis Tritt performed at the Republican Texas Ball in Washington D.C. as part of the events surrounding the inauguration of President George W. Bush.
January 19th, 1993
Kenny Rogers and Trisha Yearwood perform in "The Presidential Inaugural Gala" a day before Bill Clinton takes office. Others on the bill include Fleetwood Mac, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Chuck Berry and Elton John.
January 19th, 1977
The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band play at the inauguration of U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Rockabilly legend Carl Perkins died from throat cancer after suffering several strokes.
Called "the King of Rockabilly", he was inducted into the Rock and Roll, the Rockabilly, and the Nashville Songwriters Halls of Fame; and was a Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipient. Paul McCartney even proclaimed that "if there were no Carl Perkins, there would be no Beatles."
Perkins' most recognizable song was "Blue Suede Shoes", which he originally recovered and was later covered by Elvis Presley.
2013 – Zac Brown Band – “Goodbye In Your Eyes”
2008 – Taylor Swift – “Our Song”
2002 – Alan Jackson – “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)?”
1991 – Garth Brooks – “Unanswered Prayers”
1985 – Reba McEntire – “How Blue”
1980 – Kenny Rogers – “Coward Of The County”
1974 – Tom T. Hall – “I Love”
1963 – Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs – “The Ballad of Jed Clampett”
1959 – Jim Reeves – “Billy Bayou”
1957 – Marty Robbins – “Singing The Blues”
1952 – Pee Wee King – “Slow Poke”
1946 – Tex Ritter – “You Will Have To Pay”
2013 – Taylor Swift - Red
2008 – Taylor Swift – Taylor Swift
2002 – O Brother Where Art Thou? Soundtrack
1991 – Clint Black – Put Yourself In My Shoes
1985 – George Strait – Does Ft Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
1980 – Kenny Rogers – Kenny
1974 – Charlie Rich – Behind Closed Doors
Dolly Parton is 69.
Phil Everly (The Everly Brothers), was born in Chicago on this date in 1939. Along with older brother Don, The Everlys' harmonies become an influential sound, gaining them membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
On January 3, 2014, Everly died at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, 16 days before his 75th birthday. The cause was complications from lung disease, brought on by a lifetime of smoking.