This Day January 14 In Music History
Daytona Beach, Florida
January 14, 2022 5:25pm CST
In 1929 country singer and guitarist William Marvin Walker known as Billy Walker was born in Texas. He's best known for his 1962 hit "(I'd Like to Be In) Charlie's Shoes". He got the nickname Tall Texan and had over 30 charted recorded. He was a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry and was killed in an auto accident in 2006. In 1937 country music singer Billie Jo Spears was born in Texas. Her biggest hit was "Blanket On the Ground" in 1975. She passed on in 2011. In 1955 George Jones came out with "What Am I Worth" and it was one of the fourteen songs on his debut album in 1957. In 1976 Glen Campbell's signature song "Rhinestone Cowboy" was nominated for the Grammy for Best Country Song and Record of the Year but didn't win. The song was written by Larry Weiss and after Campbell hear it on the radio while touring Australia decided to record it. In 1988 Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris got together for a trio collaboration album. One of the songs was "Wildflowers." In 1995 Tim McGraw was at number one on the US country chart with "Not A Moment Too Soon." In 2006 George Strait had his 40th number hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs with "She Let Herself Go." In 2021 American country music singer-songwriter and the vice president of A&R at Capitol Records Larry Willoughby died age 73. His debut album Building Bridges was released in 1984 and three singles were released from the album including the title track.
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Today it was announced that Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Dallas Frazier passed away this morning. He had a “greatest hits” list of songs that he wrote, most notably, “Elvira” which the Oak Ridge Boys did. He also wrote “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)” by Charley Pride. One of my favorites is “Honky Tonk Downstairs,” which wasn’t a hit for anyone but is still a great song. He was 82.
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