TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
(Tuesday, April 22)
Glen Campbell born in Delight, Ark., 1936.
Lucky Oceans of Asleep at the Wheel born in Philadelphia, 1951.
Tennessee Ernie Ford records "River Of No Return," 1954.
Merle Haggard records the No. 1 single "The Roots of My Raising," 1975.
MUSIC AND MORE
ALAN, KENNY HELP BUFFET IN NASHVILLE SHOW
Parrotheads at Saturday night's Jimmy Buffet concert in Nashville got to hear from two of country music's heaviest hitters.
Chesney said after the show, "These are the moments where you can't even believe this is your life," the Nashville Tennessean reported.
LEGENDS ASK WHAT'D WAYLON DO?
Joe Diffie, Merle Haggard and George Jones have joined forces to ask "What Would Waylon Do?"
CMT.com says the song is due for release as a single this summer and will be on Diffie's first album for Broken Bow Records.
Currently, Diffie is on the road doing his 120-show Rockin' Roadhouse tour with Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Lawrence.
ROGER MILLER COMPILATION OUT TODAY
A 19-song compilation of hits by Roger Miller is being released Tuesday, the first of Miller's singles to be digitally remastered from the original recordings.
"All Time Greatest Hits" includes "King Of The Road," "Dang Me," "Engine, Engine #9," "England Swings," "Chug-A-Lug" and others, Mercury/UME said in a news release.
Miller, who died at 56 in 1992, won 11 Grammy Awards in 1964 and 1965.
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