1936: Born on this day in Olive Hill, Kentucky, was Tom T. Hall, country music singer-songwriter. Hall has written 11 #1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including “Harper Valley PTA” a hit for Jeannie C. Riley in 1968. He became known as ‘The Storyteller,’ due to his storytelling skills in his songwriting.
1943: Born on this day in Phoenix, Arizona, was Jessi Colter country music artist who is best known for her collaboration with her husband, Waylon Jennings and for her 1975 country-pop crossover hit “I’m Not Lisa”.
1956: Born on this day Cindy Cashdollar, steel guitar and Dobro artist. Cashdollar received five Grammy awards while playing for eight years with Asleep at the Wheel. In 2006, she toured with Van Morrison promoting his country and western album, Pay the Devil.
1971: Hag, the thirteenth studio album by Merle Haggard was at #1 on the country chart, becoming his fifth album to top the Billboard country album charts.