Country Music News 6.10.24

Country Music News 6.10.24

Today In Country Music History:
June 10, 1963: The Patsy Cline Story
Just as her voice refused to quit the airwaves, the release of Patsy Cline’s double album compilation, The Patsy Cline Story, ensured her legacy would live on just months after her tragic departure. The collection of tunes became a bittersweet testament to the soaring highs and lows that colored her remarkable career.

June 10, 1978: Johnny Cash’s United Nations Humanitarian Award
Putting the ‘man’ in humanitarian, the Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash, was honored with the United Nations Humanitarian Award. Cash was not only busy walking the line but also walking the walk when it came to making the world a better place.

June 10, 1979: Lee Brice’s Debut
While not an event about a song or album, Lee Brice’s entry into the world still hit the charts of life on June 10, 1979. Fast forward a few decades, and he’s the voice behind “A Woman Like You” – proving that some folks really do have a date with destiny.

June 10, 1987: Dwight Yoakam’s Hillbilly Deluxe Success
Dwight Yoakam decided that just one top album wasn’t enough, so on June 10, 1987, he hit the jackpot again with his second consecutive #1 album, Hillbilly Deluxe. I guess you could say his music was deluxe enough to check into the hearts of country fans all over.

June 10, 1991: Brooks & Dunn’s “Brand New Man”
Brooks & Dunn didn’t just release a song; they set a gold standard with their debut single “Brand New Man” on June 10, 1991. It was a brand new era for duo bands in country music, and these guys were leading the charge from day one.

June 10, 1998: Steve Sanders’ Tragic End
In a somber remembrance, former Oak Ridge Boys singer and guitarist, Steve Sanders, left the stage of life for the final time. His contribution to songs like “Gonna Take A Lot Of River” won’t be forgotten, even if his final curtain call came too soon.

June 10, 2004: Ray Charles’ Final Bow
On this day, the legendary Ray Charles took his final bow, leaving behind a legacy that had boundlessly enriched not just country music, but every genre he touched. Charles proved that country’s soul could resonate in any heart, regardless of its background.

June 10, 2005: Carrie Underwood at the Opry
Carrie Underwood went from American Idol to American icon overnight, and just a few weeks after her big win, she proved she belonged with the greats with her debut at the Grand Ole Opry. Singing “Crying” was perhaps a prophetic choice as she left nary a dry eye in the house.

June 10, 2012: Wynonna Judd’s New Beginning
Wynonna Judd got hitched to musician Cactus Moser, proving love wasn’t only found in her songs. The rhythm of their hearts must’ve been perfectly in sync, because when it comes to love duets, marrying a drummer from Highway 101 is a hard act to beat!

June 10, 2015: Emmylou Harris’ Polar Prize
When it comes to cool accolades, Emmylou Harris nailed it by bagging the 2015 Polar Music Prize on this day. Even President Obama had to chime in, affirming that her tune of unity resonated as far as the White House. Now that’s some presidential praise!

June 10, 2019: Chuck Glaser’s Final Chorus
Chuck Glaser tipped his hat and took his final bow, leaving us to reminisce the harmonies and foot-tapping melodies he gifted the world. Known for his contribution to country music excellence, he certainly got a standing ovation from history.