Reba Joins Valory, Mel Tillis at No. 1 – Today In Country History
The Music and Memories of Aug. 18
2009- After years of success on MCA Records, Valory Records releases Reba McEntire’s first album, “Keep On Loving You.”
1979- Mel Tillis’ hit ‘Coca Cola Cowboy’ takes the No. 1 slot on the Billboard country singles chart. The song is featured in the movie “Every Which Way But Loose” starring Clint Eastwood.
1973- Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn hit No. 1 with ‘Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man.’ They are named the CMA Vocal Duo of the Year 1972-1975.
Steve Wilkinson, 1955. The father in the family trio The Wilkinsons. Their biggest hit was 1998’s single ’26 Cents.’