What happened this week in Classic Country Music?
Color-changing Text ... 1913: Cowboy Copas, born in Ohio, was a popular country singer with the 1960 #1 hit “Alabam” and died in a 1963 plane crash with Patsy Cline and Hawkshaw Hawkins. 1933: Hal Willis, born in Quebec, was a Canadian country singer known for his hit “The Lumberjack,” which sold over 1.5 million copies and peaked at #5 on the Billboard country charts in 1965. 1946: Linda Ronstadt, born in Arizona, is a Grammy-winning singer who collaborated with many country artists and had her first Country #1 in 1975 with “When Will I Be Loved.” 1955: Slim Whitman’s “Rose Marie” became a major hit, topping the UK charts for 11 weeks. 1957: Mac McAnally, born in Alabama, is a country singer-songwriter and member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, known for his 2008-2009 hit with Kenny Chesney’s cover of “Down the Road.” 1967: Elbert West, an American country artist born this year, co-wrote hits for Tracy Lawrence and other artists, passing away in 2015. 2003: Johnny Cash made his final public performance in Virginia, performing with his son John Carter Cash. 2010: Hank Cochran, a prolific country songwriter and singer, died at 74, known for hits like “I Fall to Pieces.” 2013: Randy Travis was reported to be recovering well after brain surgery following a severe viral infection. 2023: Miranda Lambert caused controversy by scolding fans taking selfies during her Las Vegas performance of “Tin Man.” ...
Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes by George Jones
What's most telling about this masterpiece is George might as well be paying tribute to himself. Easily one of the greatest country songs ever from the genius himsel
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