George Hit No. 1, Lefty Dies – Today In Country History
The Music and Memories of July 19
1997- George Strait starts a four-week run at the top of the Billboard chart with 'Carrying Your Love With Me.'
1980- Mickey Gilley's version of the Buddy Holly song 'True Love Ways' goes to No. 1.
1975- Lefty Frizzell dies in Nashville following a stroke. Hits included 'If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time' 'Always Late With Your Kisses' and 'Saginaw, Michigan.'
George Hamilton IV, 1937. A member of the Grand Ole Opry starting in 1961. Hits include 'Abilene' and 'Break My Mind.'