The Music and Memories of February 11

Kevin's Country Calendar

The Headlines:

2007- The Dixie Chicks gather up five trophies in the 49th annual Grammy Awards. "Not Ready To Make Nice" earns Record and Song of the Year out of all formats, plus Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group.  The CD "Taking The Long Way" claims Album of the Year out of all formats and Best Country Album.

2006- Sugarland performs their first official concert as a duo at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, just weeks after the departure of Kristen Hall.  Kristen played guitar for the trio and co-wrote their first hits "Baby Girl" and "Something More."

The #1 Hits:

1989- Song Of The South- Alabama

1984- That's The Way Love Goes- Merle Haggard

1978- I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love- Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers

1967- Don't Come Home A Drinkin' With Lovin' On Your Mind- Loretta Lynn

1956- Why Baby Why- Red Sovine and Webb Pierce

Birthdays:

Sheryl Crow, 1962.  A friend to Country Music she appears on several tribute albums for Country Music legends (Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Carter Family, Hank Williams) and scores a Country Radio hit with Kid Rock with the song "Picture."

Gene Vincent, 1935.  His rock & roll record "Be-Bop-A-Lula," one of the first singles recorded at the Bradley Recording Studio in Nashville, also reaches the top 5 on the country music charts in 1956.