Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “I’m Movin’ On”. It stayed at the top of the charts for a record breaking 21 weeks, and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career
Born on this day in St. Louis, Missouri, was Jeannie Kendall, singer from the duo The Kendalls who released 16 albums including the #1 hits “Heaven’s Just a Sin Away,” “Sweet Desire” and “Thank God for the Radio”.
Born on this day in Arabi, Georgia, was T. Graham Brown, country music artist who has recorded over a dozen studio albums, and has charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Three of these singles – “Hell and High Water” and “Don’t Go to Strangers” from 1986, and “Darlene” from 1988, reached #1.
Dolly Parton released “Coat of Many Colors” as a single which peaked at #4 on the Country charts. Parton explained in her 1994 memoir, My Life and Other Unfinished Business she composed the song in 1969, while traveling with Porter Wagoner on a tour bus but because she had no paper, as the song came to her, she wrote it on the back of a dry cleaning receipt from one of Wagoner’s suits; when the song became a hit, Wagoner had the receipt framed.
Hank Williams, Jr. had nine albums simultaneously on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
Curly Putman died aged 85. His biggest success was “Green, Green Grass of Home” (1964, sung by Porter Wagoner), which was covered by Elvis Presley, Johnny Darrell, Gram Parsons, Joan Baez, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roberto Leal, Merle Haggard, Bobby Bare, Joe Tex, Nana Mouskouri, and Tom Jones. He also co-wrote “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” with Bobby Braddock.