June 24 – This Day in Country Music

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Portrait of American country singer and musician Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash, c. 1980 (Photo by Getty Images).

1987
Randy Travis was at #1 on the US Country charts with, “Forever and Ever, Amen”. Written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, the song gave Travis his third #1 single. “Forever and Ever, Amen” won a Grammy for Best Country & Western Song and a Academy of Country Music award for Song of the Year.

1989
Singer, songwriter Rosanne Cash topped the Billboard country chart with a remake of The Beatles’ “I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party”. The track was origianly released on the album Beatles for Sale in the UK in 1964 and was also the B-side of the single “Eight Days a Week”.

2000
Dixie Chick Natalie Maines married actor Adrian Pasdar at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada for 55 dollars.

2002
Rascal Flatts released “These Days” which became their first #1 hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks. The track was the first single from the band’s 2002 album Melt.

2008
During a concert at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, Washington, while performing “Indian Outlaw”, Tim McGraw noticed a man near the front of the crowd attacking a female fan. McGraw reached down and with the help of security, pulled the man up onto the stage where he was removed from the concert. The incident was filmed by a fan and late posted on YouTube.

2012
As part of his Goodbye Tour, 76-year-old country music star Glen Campbell appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Campbell’s live band on this tour included three of his children – Ashley on banjo, Shannon on guitar, and Cal on drums. The show included a tribute to Campbell from opening acts Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams and Jackson Browne.