Country Music History July 23
'Tis Saturday! A great day to head to the Fillmore County Fair in Preston. Before you do, check out today's Country Music History.
Three birthdays of note:
1971 Alison Krauss born in Decatur, Illinois. Alison is an accomplished fiddler and singer, leading the bluegrass band Union Station. She joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1993.
1977 David Pichette, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. David is also a fiddler and joined Emerson Drive in 2003.
1990 Neil Perry born in Jackson, Mississippi. Neil is a founding member and mandolin player in the family group, The Band Perry. Neil, his brother and sister won the CMA New Artist of the Year award in 2011 and in 2013 ACM's Vocal Group of the Year. One of their biggest hits is "If I Die Young".
Checking the Billboard chart, in 1983 Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard hold the top spot on the country singles chart with "Pancho And Lefty". Toby Keith reigned in 2005 with "As Good As I Once Was".