This Day In Country Music History

December 19th 2016, Songwriter Andrew Dorff, whose hits included Kenny Chesney’s “Save It for a Rainy Day” and Hunter Hayes “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” died at the age of 40. Dorff’s other major cuts were Martina...

This Day In Country Music History

December 13th 1989, Born on this day in Reading, Pennsylvania, was Taylor Alison Swift, singer, songwriter, musicican, named by Billboard as most financially successful music artist of 2011, with net earnings of more than...

This Day In Country Music History

December 12th 1966, Merle Haggard released the single “The Fugitive” (later titled “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive” on the album), which became Haggard’s first #1 hit on the country chart. Although not written by Haggard,...

This Day In Country Music History

December 10th 1996, Faron Young, American singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s shot himself after apparently being depressed that the music industry had turned its back on him. He died...