The Music and Memories of February 13

The Headlines:


2005- "Live Like You Were Dying" is a double-winner during the 47th annual Grammy Awards.  Writers Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman earn Best Country Song, while Tim McGraw claims Best Male Country Vocal Performance

2002- Waylon Jennings dies at his home in Arizona, following a lengthy battle with diabetes.  Elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame 3 months before he passed, Waylon was a major part of the "Outlaw" movement in Country Music.  The 1975 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, he scores hits with "Good Hearted Woman" "I'm A Ramblin' Man" and "Luckenbach, Texas."  Plus, he sings the theme song and is the narrator for The Dukes Of Hazzard television show. 



The #1 Hits:

1993- Can I Trust You With My Heart- Travis Tritt

1988- Tennessee Flat Top Box- Rosanne Cash

1982- Someone Could Lost A Heart Tonight- Eddie Rabbitt

1971- Help Me Make It Through The Night- Sammi Smith


Tennesee Ernie Ford, 1919.  One of Country Music's first generation superstars, he becomes a television favorite with his own show from 1955-1965.  Known as "The Old Pea Picker" he racks up early Country Music hits "Mule Train" "The Shot Gun Boogie" and "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" (from the ABC-TV series).  Then, in 1955 he scores an all genre hit with "Sixteen Tons" written by Merle Travis.  The song becomes a timeless classic and is inducted into the Grammy Song Hall of Fame.  Ernie dies of liver failure in 1991 at the age of 72.

Jim McReynolds, 1927.  Half of the Bluegrass duo Jim and Jesse.