Reba Claims Entertainer of the Year, Maybelle Carter Born-Today In Country History
The Music and Memories of May 10
1995- Reba McEntire is named Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist at the Academy of Country Music Awards, for the voting year of 1994.
1986- The Judds reach No. 1 in Billboard with ‘Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days).’
1975- Gary Stewart claims his only No. 1 single in Billboard with ‘She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles).’
1962- Johnny Cash plays Carnegie Hall in New York City. George Jones, Tompall & The Glaser Brothers and The Carter Family join “The Man In Black.”
1952- Hank Thompson is at No. 1 in Billboard with ‘The Wild Side Of Life.’
Mother Maybelle Carter, 1909. Along with her cousin, Sara, and Sara’s husband, A.P. Carter, they form the Carter Family. The Family is considered to be one of the first commercial recording successes in Country Music. Maybelle’s daughter, June Carter, continued the Family Tradition. Mother Carter dies at 69 in 1978.