The Music and Memories of April 3

2004- Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker go to No. 1 with 'When The Sun Goes Down.'

1982- The Oak Ridge Boys hit the top with 'Bobbie Sue.'

1968-  Roy Clark makes the first of many appearances on the "Beverly Hillbillies" television show as Cousin Roy and Mother Myrtle.  Roy would later become a favorite TV personality in country music as the co-host of Hee Haw in 1969.

Birthdays

Billy Joe Royal, 1942.  Billy enjoys pop success with 'Down In The Boondocks' and other hits.  Then, in the '80s he goes country with songs like 'Burned Like A Rocket' 'I'll Pin A Note On Your Pillow' and 'It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'.'

Don Gibson, 1928. Don pens country classics like 'I Can't Stop Loving You' and 'Sweet Dreams.'  In addition, he has his own charting hits like 'Sea Of Heartbreak' and 'Blue, Blue Day.'  Don passes in 2003.