Country Music History August 27
Happy Saturday and happy birthday to:
Founding member of the group Alabama, Jeff Cook, who was born in Fort Payne, Alabama on August 27, 1949.
Born in 1961, songwriter Jeffrey Steele in Burbank, California. Steele is the writer behind Rascal Flatts "What Hurts The Most", Tim McGraw's "Meanwhile Back At Mama's" and Montgomery Gentry's "My Town".
Jason Brown was born in Athens, Georgia in 1969. Under the stage name Colt Ford, he had a hit country album in 2012 "Declaration of Independence" and wrote the 2011 Jason Aldean hit "Dirt Road Anthem".
Back in 2005, CMT presented their show "20 Greatest City Songs". The #1 spot was Merle Haggard and "Okie From Muskogee".
And finally, in 1977 Miss Crystal Gayle and "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" was #1 on the Billboard country singles chart and held that spot for four weeks.