Country Music History August 8
In 1975, Hank Williams, Jr. fell 500 feet while mountain climbing in Montana. Hank hit is head on jagged rocks during the fall. Medical personnel could not reach him for more than six hours.
"19 Somethin'" singer, Mark Wills, was born this date in 1973 in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Three members of the Country Music Hall of Fame have birthdays today. Webb Pierce was born in 1921 in Louisiana. Pahokee, Florida is the birthplace of Mel Tillis, born in 1932. And one of the original Statler Brothers, Phil Balsley was born in Virginia in 1939.