BMO's NEWS'eum - On this date in 2006, with the song, "She Let Herself Go," George Strait scored his 40th #1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, all of them solo. It tied him with a 20-year-old record for most #1's on the country chart, held by Conway Twitty (35 solo, five duet with Loretta Lynn). #GeorgeStrait #BMOintheMOrning #Kicks96
BMO's NEWS'eum - Today in 1988, The Trio collaboration album, by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris, received a Grammy nomination for Best Album. Parton, Ronstadt and Harris first attempted to record an album together in the mid-1970s, but scheduling conflicts and other difficulties prevented its release. #DollyParton #EmmyLouHarris #LindaRonstadt #Trio #BMOintheMOrning #Kicks96
Carrie Underwood and Drew Barrymore are making a generous donation to a young fan who stepped up to help a local children's hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. When Hayley Orlinsky, a seven-year-old from Chicago, heard that the children's hospital where she was hospitalized as an infant was running out of PPE at the start of the pandemic last March, she felt compelled to help by making friendship bracelets to sell and raise money... Read More.
BMO's NEWS'eum - On this date in 1955, George Jones released "What Am I Worth", one of the fourteen songs included on Jones' debut album with Starday Records in 1957. The single gave Jones his second Country hit when it peaked at #7 on the charts. #GeorgeJones #BMOintheMOrning #Kicks967
BMO in the MO'rning What's on tap for a "Double Wide WINS-Day"? Well back to back songs by your favorite artist and you can pick 'em by texting or calling 601-389-1967. Plus our "Texta & Tones" question of the day which is "What is something you own a ridiculous amount of?" Plus all of this: Back in the Day - Where BMO discusses and plays songs and the stories behind them that... Read More.
On today's date back in 1971, "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" by Charley Pride was at #1 on the US Country charts. The song has since become one of his signature tunes and became his eighth country #1 hit. Charley was born in Sledge Mississippi's and was a recipient of the "Mississippian of the Year" from the Broadcasters Association of Mississippi. Charley sadly passed last year due to Covid-19 like... Read More.
Tammy Wynette released her fourth studio album Stand by Your Man which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album's single, "Stand by Your Man", (written by Billy Sherrill, and Wynette), was released on September 20, 1968, and peaked at #1 on the Country Singles chart, Wynette's fifth song to top the chart. #TammyWynette #StandByYourMan #BMOintheMOrning #Kicks96
Back on this date in 1968, Johnny Cash played a show, which was recorded, for his forthcoming live album At Folsom Prison, near Sacramento, California in front of 2,000 inmates. When released, the lead single, "Folsom Prison Blues" (an update of his 1956 hit) became one of the most famous recordings of his career. #JohnnyCash #BMOintheMO'rning #Kicks967