The Music and Memories of April 9

1998-Tammy Wynette's public memorial service is held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.  The all star tribute features performances by Lorrie Morgan, Rudy Gatlin, Randy Travis, The Judds and Dolly Parton who sang the inspirational song 'Shine On.'

1988- George Strait sits at the top with 'Famous Last Words Of A Fool.'

Birthdays

Hal Ketchum, 1953.  Born in the WGNA listening area of Greenwich, New York, Hal scores one of the biggest radio hits of 1991 with 'Small Town Saturday Night.'  Then, he hits the air with 'Past The Point Of Rescue' 'Stay Forever' and 'Mama Knows The Highway.' 

Carl Perkins, 1932.  Carl becomes a Rock and Roll legend with 'Blue Suede Shoes' in 1956.  Then, finds a home in Country Music working with the Johnny Cash road show and writing songs like 'Daddy Sang Bass' for Cash, 'So Wrong' for Patsy Cline and 'Let Me Tell You About Love' by The Judds.  Carl passes in 1998