June 23 – This Day in Country Music

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1929
Born on this day, was June Carter Cash, country singer, and wife of Johnny Cash. She had hits with Johnny Cash including, “Ring Of Fire”, “Jackson”, “If I Were A Carpenter”. She played the guitar, banjo, harmonica, and autoharp, and acted in several films and television shows. Carter Cash won five Grammy Awards. She died 15th May 2003 aged 73.

2001
Lonestar began a six-week residence at #1 on the country chart with “I’m Already There”, the lead-off single to the band’s fifth album.

2004
Marty Stuart was arrested following an auto accident in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville, Tennessee. The singer was arrested after allegedly hitting two cars on a street in front of McDonald’s restaurant.

2010
Willie nelson was inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry. The NRR is a list of sound recordings that “are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States.”