60 Seconds Of Country Music History For March 14th
Gene Autry’s movie “Back In The Saddle” debuts in theaters. In the film, Gene sings “Back In The Saddle Again,” and “You Are My Sunshine.”
Merle Haggard gets pardoned by California governor Ronald Reagan for a 1957 attempted robbery that landed the singer in San Quentin prison,
Elvis Presley gets a posthumous number one hit when “Guitar Man” written by Jerry Reed, hits the top of the Billboard Country Singles Chart. Jerry Reed’s version was a very minor country hit in 1967.
After a nine-year drought, John Anderson is back at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Straight Tequila Night”
Shania Twain’s album “Come On Over” is certified platinum by the RIAA for the 17th time.
Cynthia May Carver is born in Lamb, Kentucky. Known by her stage name “Cousin Emmy” she becomes one of country music’s first successful female artists. Her song, “Ruby (Are You Mad)” was a Top Five hit for Buck Owens in 1971.