Jeannie C. Riley was at #1 on the US Country album chart with Harper Valley PTA. The title track “Harper Valley PTA” became a hit for Riley and went to #1 on both the Billboard Pop and Country singles charts, a feat not repeated until 1981 when Dolly Parton released “9 to 5”.
Born on this day in Savannah, Georgia, was Billy Currington country music singer, songwriter. Hits include “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right”, “Good Directions”, “People Are Crazy”, “That’s How Country Boys Roll”, “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer”, and “Let Me Down Easy”. He has also charted as a duet partner on Shania Twain’s single “Party For Two.”
Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the US Country charts with his seventh studio album Kenny. It included the singles “Coward of the County” and “You Decorated My Life” and went on to enjoy 25 weeks on the album chart.
Mary Chapin Carpenter was at #1 on the country singles chart with “Shut Up And Kiss Me”. The song won Carpenter a Grammy Award in 1995 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
Alan Jackson released “Small Town Southern Man” as the lead single from his album Good Time which went to #1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. The song became Jackson’s twenty-third US Country #1 hit.
Country Weekly’s Readers named Shania Twain the Most Beautiful Woman in Country Music. Also featured in the list were fellow Canadian, and country traditionalist, Terri Clark, Reba McEntire and Lauren Alaina.
Country music singer Mel Tillis, died age 82. He scored the 1972 US #1 ‘I Ain’t Never’ and was known for his hits “Good Woman Blues”, and “Coca-Cola Cowboy”. Though he always spoke with a stammer, it never affected his singing voice.