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July 29th: On this day

Buck Owens was at #1 on the US Country charts with “Before You Go “. The single was Owens' seventh release to hit #1 on the US country singles chart where it spent six weeks at the top and total of twenty weeks on the chart.

Born on this day in Sharon, Kansas, was Martina McBride, country music singer and songwriter who scored the 1996 US Country #1 single “Wild Angles”. McBride has been called the "Celine Dion of Country Music" for her big-voiced ballads and soprano range.

Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country music singles charts with “Folsom Prison Blues”. Cash was inspired to write the song after seeing the movie Inside The Walls of Folsom Prison (1951) while serving in West Germany in the United States Air Force.

Born on this day was James Otto, country music singer, songwriter, who is a member of the MuzikMafia, a group of country musicians known for their "country music without prejudice". Otto began his career on Mercury Nashville Records in 2002, charting three minor singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and recording his debut album Days of Our Lives. He scored the 2008 US Country #1 hit “Just Got Started Lovin’ You.”

Singer Paul Davis (who scored 2 Country #1 hits with Marie Osmond and Tanya Tucker), survived a shooting in Nashville, Tennessee. He was leaving a hotel on Music Row with a female companion when an unidentified man walked up, demanded his wallet, and shot him in the abdomen.

This Day in Country Music on MUZU.TV.