April 19 – This Day in Country Music

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1969
Glen Campbell was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with the Jimmy Webb song “Galveston”, which also made #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song describes a soldier waiting to go into battle who thinks of the woman he loves and his hometown of Galveston, Texas: “I still hear your sea waves crashing/as I watch the cannons flashing/ I clean my gun/And dream of Galveston.” In 2003, this song ranked #8 in CMT’s 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.

1980
For the first time in chart history, the top 5 positions on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart were held (or co-held) by female artists. “It’s Like We Never Said Goodbye” by Crystal Gayle, “A Lesson in Leavin'” by Dottie West, “Are You on the Road to Lovin’ Me Again” by Debby Boone, “Beneath Still Waters” by Emmylou Harris and “Two Story House” by Tammy Wynette (Duet with George Jones).

1995
The Eagles played the first of two shows at Nashville’s Starwood Amphitheatre. The celebrity-packed audience included; Reba McEntire, Clay Walker, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Doug Supernaw, Steve Winwood, Lorrie Morgan and Diamond Rio’s Brian Prout.