Contact Us

Today In Country History- Kristofferson In Hall Of Fame, Toby Keith Hits The Top

The Music and Memories of March 18

The Headlines

2000- Toby Keith resides at #1 in Billboard with “How Do You Like Me Now?!”  The song stays at the top for 5 weeks and propels Toby’s career to “superstar” level.

1985- Kris Kristofferson is inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.  Kris wrote the classics “Me And Bobbi McGee” “Help Me Make It Through The Night” “Sunday Morning Coming Down” and “For The Good Times.”


Phillip Sweet, 1974.  Phillip is one of the four members of the group Little Big Town.

Jaron Lowenstein, 1974.  You know him best as Jaron and the Long Road To Love and the crazy hit “Pray For You.”  Jaron starts his career in pop music with his twin brother Evan.  Together, they have an early 2000’s pop hit with “Crazy For This Girl.”

Charley Pride, 1938.  According to reports, he’s the second best selling artist on RCA records, next to Elvis Presley for many years.  Charley racks up an impressive list of hits, scoring his first Number One with “All I Have To Offer You Is Me” in 1969.  In 1971, he’s on top of the world with the smash hit “Kiss An Angel Good Morning” and by winning the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year Award.  Charley becomes Country Music’s frist African American super star.  Ironically, he breaks through and wins over a conservative “narrow-minded” audience, at a time when racial tensions are running high in America.

Best of WGNA

Recommended for You

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 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 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 just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your 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.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Fanatics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Fanatics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.