January 29 – This Day in Country Music


Patsy Cline released her third EP which featured four new songs from her recording sessions under Decca Records the previous year. “Crazy”, “Foolin’ ‘Round”,”Who Can I Count on”, and “South of the Border (Down Mexico Way).”

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the US Country charts with the Tommy Collins penned song “Carolyn”, the singers eleventh chart topper.

Emmylou Harris released Luxury Liner which became her second successive #1 country album on the Billboard Music Charts.

Special guests on this week’s syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included The Statler Brothers who performed “Sunflower”, “Sweet Baby James” and “Child of the Fifties” and then with Glen Campbell played “Faithless Love.”

Rascal Flatts played their first ever gig outside the US when they appeared at the 100 Club on Oxford Street, London, England.

Eddie Setser the writer behind songs by the Oak Ridge Boys, Faith Hill and many more, died age 77. His most famous song is “Seven Spanish Angels,” which he wrote with friend and mentor Troy Seals. Ray Charles and Willie Nelson recorded the track and took it to #1.