The Music and Memories of April 1

1993- Garth Brooks is on the cover of Rolling Stones Magazine.  Inside, Garth explains his stance on homosexuality and inter-racial marriage addresssed in his hit song 'We Shall Be Free.'  According to CMT, Garth tells Rolling Stones: "I do believe that God exists. I do believe in the Bible. But I can't see that loving somebody is a sin."

1989- George Strait is at No. 1 with 'Baby's Gotten Good At Goodbye.'

Birthdays

Hillary Scott, 1984.  The daughter of Linda Davis ('Does He Love You'), Hillary is the lead female vocalist of Lady Antebellum.

Billy Dean, 1962.  Billy breaks through with 'Only Here For A Little While.'  Then, racks up early '90s hits like "Somewhere In My Broken Heart" and "If I Didn't Have You."

Jim Ed Brown, 1934.  Grand Ole Opry regular Jim Ed Brown starts his career with his sisters, performing as The Browns.  After they hit with 'The Three Bells' and 'Scarlet Ribbons,' Jim Ed goes solo with 'Pop A Top' and 'Southern Loving.'  Jim later hosts television shows on The Nashville Network, including "You Can Be A Star."