Contact Us

Ray Charles Dies, Barbara Mandrell Comeback – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of June 10

Hulton Archive

2004- Ray Charles Dies of liver cancer at the age of 73. Ray hits the Country charts with ‘Seven Spanish Angels’ ‘We Didn’t See A Thing’ and his groundbreaking ablum “Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music.”

1998- Steve Sanders dies in an apparent suicide in Cape Coral, Florida. Steve Sanders replaced William Lee Golden in The Oak Ridge Boys from 1987-1995, singing lead on such hits as ‘No Matter How High’ ’Gonna Take A Lot Of River’ and ‘Bridges and Walls.’

1989- Clint Black’s debut single ‘A Better Man’ hits No. 1 on the Billboard country chart.

1985- Barbara Mandrell gives her first post-accident performance on The Music City News awards show.  Barbara is 35 at the time of the accident that kills the other driver, 19 year old Mark White. The Statler Brothers win six awards that night, including Entertainer of the Year.

1978- Willie Nelson’s remake of Hoagy Carmichael’s ‘Georgia On My Mind’ hits No. 1 on the Billboard country chart.

Birthdays

Lee Brice, 1979. Hits include ’Love Like Crazy’ and ‘Beautiful Every Time.’

More from WGNA

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wgna.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Today's Country - 107.7 WGNA quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Today's Country - 107.7 WGNA quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!