February 2nd: On this day
Born on this day in Darby, Florida, was Howard Bellamy, singer, songwriter of The Bellamy Brothers. The duo had success in the 1970s and 1980s, starting with the release of their crossover hit "Let Your Love Flow" in 1976, a #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Starting in the late 1970s, the Bellamy Brothers found success in country music as well, charting twenty #1 singles.
Loretta Lynn signed her first contract on with Zero Records which saw her recoding tracks tat United Western Recorders in Hollywood, California.
Dolly Parton scored her second #1 Country hit single with "Jolene." Parton has said that the inspiration for the story was a tall, red-headed bank teller whom Parton believed was flirting with her husband, and her husband's apparent vulnerability to the teller's charm as indicated by his sudden interest in making frequent trips to the bank.
Born on this day in Tacoma, Washington, was Blaine Larsen country music artist. At the age of fifteen, he recorded his debut album In My High School on Giantslayer Records, an independent record label.
Doug Stone was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "A Jukebox With A Country Song", the singers second chart topper.
Willie Nelson agreed to pay $9 million of the $16.7 million he owed the Internal Revenue Service. His accountants, Price Waterhouse, had not been paying Nelson's taxes for years and in addition to the unpaid taxes, Nelson's situation was worsened by the weak investments he had made during the early 1980s.
Keith Urban filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey painter by the same name, who had a web site KeithUrban.com. The singer wanted to acquire the rights to the URL – the painter counter sued and the lawsuit was settled in the painter's favor.
Terry McMillan, country musician who played harmonica and percussion died at the age of 53. He became a very in-demand session musician working with, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Kenny Chesney, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Trisha Yearwood, and Dixie Chicks.