Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Dates of Note in Country Music, August 1-15

Category: News


August 2:
Hank Cochran born in Isola, Mississippi, 1935 (now 72)
Betty Jack Davis died (car wreck), 1953 (was 21)


August 3:
Randy Scruggs born in Nashville, 1953 (now 54)
Gordon Stoker born in Gleason, Tennessee, 1924 (now 83)
Little Roy Wiggins died (heart disease and diabetes complications), 1999 (was 73)


August 4:
Louis Armstrong born in New Orleans, 1901 (died 1971). The legendary jazz trumpet player and singer recorded with the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers.
Carson Robison born in Oswego, Kansas, 1890 (died 1957)


August 5:
Bobby Braddock born in Lakeland, Florida, 1940 (now 67)
Terri Clark born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1968 (now 39)
Vern "The Voice" Gosdin born in Woodland, Alabama, 1934 (now 73)
Sammi Smith born in Orange, California, 1943 (died 2005)
Luther Perkins died (injuries from a house fire), 1968 (was 40)


August 6:
Patsy and Peggy Lynn born in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, 1964 (now 43)
Lisa Stewart born in Louisville, Mississippi, 1968 (now 39)


August 7:
Rodney Crowell born in Houston, Texas, 1950 (now 57)
Raul Malo (of the Mavericks) born in Miami, Florida, 1965 (now 42)
B.J. Thomas born in Hugo, Oklahoma, 1942 (now 65)
Homer Haynes died (heart attack), 1971 (was 51)

August 8:
Jamie O'Hara born in Toledo, Ohio, 1950 (now 57)
Mel Tillis born in Tampa, Florida, 1932 (now 75)
Webb Pierce born in West Monroe, Louisiana, 1926 (died 1991)

August 9:
Merle Kilgore born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, 1934 (died 2005)

August 10:
Jimmy Dean born in Plainview, Texas, 1928 (now 79)
Jimmy Martin born in Sneedville, Tennessee, 1927 (died 2005)

August 11:
John Conlee born in Versailles, Kentucky, 1946 (now 61)

August 12:
Mark Knopfler born in Glasgow, Scotland, 1949 (now 57). The lead singer of the rock band Dire Straits won a "Best Country Vocal Collaboration" Grammy with Chet Atkins in 1990 for the song "Poor Boy Blues."
Porter Wagoner born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, 1927 (now 80)
Buck Owens born in Sherman, Texas, 1929 (died 2006)

August 14:
Johnny Duncan died (heart attack), 2006 (was 67)
Connie Smith born in Elkhart, Indiana, 1941 (now 66)

August 15:
Bobby Helms born in Bloomington, Indiana, 1933 (died 1997)
Lew DeWitt died (complications from Chron's disease), 1990 (was 52)
Will Rogers died (plane crash with Wiley Post), 1935 (was 55)

3 comments:

Cristi said...

Connie Smith's birthday is August 14th. She'll be 65.

Cristi said...

Oops. She'll be 66.

Raizor's Edge said...

Thanks for the update. Marty Stuart will slap me for overlooking her! ;-)