June 27th: On this day
Born on this day in Marshall, Arkansas was Elton Britt, country music guitarist and singer-songwriter. He recorded over 60 albums for RCA and other labels in more than a 30-year span, and is best known for such hit songs as "Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)," "Detour," "Chime Bells," "Maybe I'll Cry Over You," "Pinto Pal," and the million-selling wartime hit "There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere". Britt died on June 22, 1972.
Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was Lorrie Morgan, country music singer, (the daughter of George Morgan, the country music singer who charted several hit singles between 1949 and his death in 1975). Lorrie scored the 1989 single, "Trainwreck of Emotion," and since then, has charted more than 25 singles on the Billboard Hot Country hits including three #1 hits: "Five Minutes," "What Part of No" and "I Didn't Know My Own Strength." Morgan has been married to three different country singers: Keith Whitley, Jon Randall and Sammy Kershaw.
Hank Snow recorded "I've Been Everywhere" at RCA Studio B in Nashville. The song which was written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959, was also made popular by Lucky Starr in 1962 and has been covered by Lynn Anderson, Asleep at the Wheel and Johnny Cash.
Born on this day in Dallas, Texas, was Christian Kane, actor and singer and songwriter and lead singer of the country-southern rock band Kane. He is known for his roles in the television shows Angel, Leverage and Into the West, and the movies Just Married and Secondhand Lions.
Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the country chart with "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)". Released at the height of outlaw country movement, from his hit album Ol' Waylon, the song was written by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons.
Billy Ray Cyrus was at #1 on the US Country music chart with his breakthrough hit "Achy Breaky Heart". Written by Don Von Tress it was originally titled "Don't Tell My Heart" and recorded by The Marcy Brothers in 1991, its name was later changed to "Achy Breaky Heart" In the US it became a crossover hit on pop and country radio, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, becoming the first Country single to be certified Platinum since Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream" in 1983.
"Common Thread: Songs Of The Eagles" went triple-platinum. The tribute album to the American rock band The Eagles features:Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Little Texas, John Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Suzy Bogguss, Vince Gill, Billy Dean, Diamond Rio, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks & Dunn and Lorrie Morgan.