August 13 – This Day in Country Music

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1951
Hank Williams was at #1 on Billboard’s country chart with “Hey, Good Lookin'”. His version of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001. Since its original 1951 recording it has been covered by a variety of artists including, Ray Charles, Jo Stafford, The Mavericks and Jimmy Buffett.

1973
Loretta Lynn released her twenty-third solo studio Love Is the Foundation which went on the peak at #1 on the Country album chart. The album’s first single, “Love Is the Foundation”, released in April 1973 peaked at #1 on the US Hot Country Singles chart.

1994
John Michael Montgomery was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Be My Baby Tonight”, the third single from Montgomery’s 1994 album Kickin’ It Up.

2011
The Farm Aid 2011, benefit concert took place at the Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, Jamey Johnson, Jakob Dylan, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Will Dailey & the Rivals, Billy Joe Shaver, Robert Francis, Ray Price, Rebecca Pidgeon, Hearts of Darkness, John Trudell, The Blackwood Quartet.