The Music and Memories of July 23

2005- Toby Keith begins a six-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard country chart with 'As Good As I Once Was.'

1988- Vern Gosdin picks up a No. 1 single with a song that celebrates Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours, 'Set 'Em Up Joe.'

1983- The story of 'Pancho And Lefty'  brings Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard to the top on the Billboard country chart.

1977- Alabama begins their amazing career with a flop!  Thier first single 'I Wanna Be With You Tonight' peaks at No. 78 on the Billboard charts.

Birthdays

Alison Krauss, 1971. Hits include 'When You Say Nothing At All' 'The Lucky One' and 'Whiskey Lullaby.'

Neil Perry, 1990. Neil joins brother Reid and sister Kimberly to form The Band Perry.