June 2 – This Day in Country Music


Glen Campbell was at #1 on the Billboard country album chart with Galveston. The singers thirteenth studio album spent 11 weeks at #1 and 26 weeks on the chart. The title track written by Jimmy Webb, describes a soldier waiting to go into battle who thinks of the woman he loves and his hometown of Galveston, Texas.

Randy Travis released his debut studio album Storms of Life which went on to peak at #1 on the US Country charts. The album features the singles “On the Other Hand” (previously recorded by Keith Whitley on his 1985 album L.A. to Miami), “1982”, “Diggin’ up Bones” and “No Place Like Home”.

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country chart with his third studio album, Ropin’ the Wind. The album replaced his previous album No Fences at the #1 postion, where it enjoyed a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett was released. Written by Jim “Moose” Brown and Don Rollins it spent eight non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It also won the Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Vocal Event of the Year. The song became the #3 country song of the decade on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart. It also became the biggest pop hit for Jackson and the first top forty hit for Buffett since the 1970s.

Lady Antebellum were at #1 on the Country chart with Need You Now, their second studio album. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album and was nominated for Album of the Year, the single “Need You Now” won four awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Shina Twain received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star is the 2,442nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Recording.

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw kicked off The Brothers of the Sun Tour at the Raymond James Stadium, Tampa. The co-headlining tour took in 22 cities across the United States.

Nashville guitarist Jimmy Capps died age 81. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry house band and The Nashville A-Team. He performed on standards the likes of Rogers’ “The Gambler,” Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man,” George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and Strait’s “Amarillo By Morning.”