1985: Highwayman, featuring Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson entered the country chart (where it spent 66 weeks) going on to peak at #1. The album features the single “Desperadoes Waiting For a Train.”
1975: Columbia releases Willie Nelson’s album Red Headed Stranger.
1956: Born on this day in Houston Texas, was Lisa Hartman Black, American singer and actress. She achieved her most notable success with a duet with her husband Clint Black, entitled “When I Said I Do”. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts in 1999 and was nominated for a Grammy Award.
1953: Born on this day in Coleman, Texas, was Ronnie Dunn, country music artist, best known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn who have won more Country Music Association awards and Academy of Country Music awards than any act in the history of country music. The duo scored the 1991 Country #1 hit “Brand New Man.”