This Day in Country Music: September 5

September 6, 2018

Here’s today’s look back at country music history >>>

1939 - Born on this day in Akron, Ohio, was David Allan Coe songwriter, outlaw country music singer and guitarist. His best-known compositions are the #1 successes “Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone),” which was covered by Tanya Tucker; and “Take This Job and Shove It,” which was later covered by Johnny Paycheck

1950 - Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with “I’m Moving On”. The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career

1969 - Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country chart with At San Quentin a recording of a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison

1978 - Dolly Parton was at #1 on the US country music album chart with Heartbreaker, her 20th solo studio album

2008 - Reba McEntire had the number one album in the country with Keep on Loving You, her 25th album

2014 - Then-married country stars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton opened a bed and breakfast in Tishomingo, OK, called The Ladysmith

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