Tim McGraw And Sonny James Born-Today In Country History
The Music and Memories of May 1
1982- Alabama celebrates ‘Moutain Music’ with a No. 1 single.
1967- Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.
Tim McGraw, 1967. The son of Major League Baseball pitcher Tug McGraw, he breaks through in 1994 with his first Top 10, ‘Indian Outlaw.’ Then racks up hits with ‘Don’t Take The Girl’ and ‘I Like It, I Love It.’ In addition to marrying Faith Hill in 1996, he acts in the films ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘Country Strong.’
Sonny James, 1929. Starting with 1956′s ‘Young Love,’ he places 23 songs at No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts with ‘Behind The Tear,’ ‘Running Bear,’ and ‘When The Snow Is On The Roses.’ Sonny joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.