Joe Friday, from the iconic TV show, Dragnet, would have been very pleased with our newest feature, which launched this past Friday on our Facebook and Twitter social media pages, called Fun Fact Friday. We fully complied with his famous catch-phrase and posted “Just the facts, ma’am“.
If you missed the posts as they went live, you can see all the facts right here in the following recap:
- 70 years ago Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs recorded for the first time with Bill Monroe in Columbia Records’ Chicago studio. The day yields the original version of “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” and the chart hit “Toy Heart”.
- 49 years ago David Houston & Tammy Wynette shared the #1 slot on the Billboard country chart with “My Elusive Dreams”.
- 47 years ago Johnny Cash was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “A Boy Named Sue”.
- 42 years ago John Denver was at #1 on the US country album chart with “Back Home Again”.
- 21 years ago Tim McGraw began a five-week stay at the top of the Billboard country chart with “I Like It, I Love It”.
- 12 years ago Keith Urban‘s “Days Go By” video premiered on CMT.
- 11 years ago A “CMT Crossroads” episode matching Sugarland with Bon Jovi premiered. The program included the first live performance of “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”.
- 8 years ago Capitol released Darius Rucker’s first country album, “Learn To Live”.
Last week, we published a brief article explaining Fun Fact Friday in greater detail. If you missed it, click here to check it out.
Along with the facts posted on Fun Fact Friday, we also published several exclusive, fun Polls in which you can vote on subjects such as your favorite song, artist, etc. If you’d like to participate in the polls, you still have a few more days to vote…. just visit our Twitter feed to join in!
What do you think about Fun Fact Friday? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!