1951: MGM releases Hank Williams‘ “Hey, Good Lookin.'”
1974: Waylon Jennings commands his first #1 single in Billboard with “This Time.”
1974: Charlie Rich was at #1 on the Country chart with Behind Closed Doors. The album received three Country Music Association awards: Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year, for the title song written by Kenny O’Dell. Rich won the Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, and he took home four Academy of Country Music awards.
1984: The movie Rhinestone, starring Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone was released to universally negative reviews. The much-hyped movie – about a singer’s effort to transform a New York City taxicab driver into a country star within two weeks – flops, but still produced several hit singles, most notably the #1 hit “Tennessee Homesick Blues.”
2011: Glen Campbell announced he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This news came five months after Campbell announced his retirement from the music business.