July 29 – This Day in Country Music


Patsy Cline appeared at The Cimarron Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The show was recorded and later released in 1997 as the album Live At The Cimarron Ballroom. The ticket price for the show was $1.50.

Buck Owens was at #1 on the US Country charts with “Before You Go “. The single was Owens’ seventh release to hit #1 on the US country singles chart where it spent six weeks at the top and total of twenty weeks on the chart.

Born on this day in Sharon, Kansas, was Martina McBride, country music singer and songwriter who scored the 1996 US Country #1 single “Wild Angels”. McBride has been called the “Celine Dion of Country Music” for her big-voiced ballads and soprano range.

Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country music singles charts with “Folsom Prison Blues”. Cash was inspired to write the song after seeing the movie Inside The Walls of Folsom Prison (1951) while serving in West Germany in the United States Air Force.

Randy Travis released his debut single, a cover of the Paul Overstreet and Don Schmitz song “On the Other Hand” which was only a minor hit. The track was re-released in April 1986 when it became a #1 hit on the Country chart.

Reba McEntire went to #1 on the Billboard country chart with her version of the 1960’s Everly Brothers hit “Cathy’s Clown”. It gave Reba her thirteenth #1 single and unlike the original, Reba sang the song in the third person, thus making the narrator another woman observing the storyline.

Garth Brooks withdraws himself from consideration for the CMA Entertainer of the Year category after seven wins.