April 10 – This Day in Country Music


Reba McEntire and Vince Gill held the pole position on the Billboard country singles chart with “The Heart Won’t Lie.” The second single released from Reba’s album, It’s Your Call was originally planned to be a duet with Kenny Rogers, but when Rogers proved to be unavailable McEntire decided to record the song not as a duet and Vince Gill was added later.

CMT honored Hank Williams Jr. with the Johnny Cash Visionary Award, presenting it to him at the 2006 CMT Music Awards.

American reality-documentary television series The Judds debuted on the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The series followed the daily life of mother-daughter Grammy Award winning Wynonna and Naomi Judd while they rehearse and get ready for their latest tour.

The CMA announced that Kenny Rogers would be a 2013 inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Cowboy Jack Clement and Bobby Bare.

American country music singer-songwriter Earl Thomas Conley died age 77 from cerebral atrophy. Conley charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, of which eighteen reached #1.