December 21st: On this day

1926 - Born on this day, was Freddie Hart, country musician and songwriter best-known for his #1 hit "Easy Loving," which won the Country Music Association Song of the Year award in 1971 and 1972.

1950 - During recording sessions at Castle Studio, Nashville, Hank Williams record "Cold Cold Heart", "Dear John", "Just Waiting" and "Men With Broken Hearts".

1956 - Born on this day in Abilene, Texas, was Lee Roy Parnell, country music and blues artist, singer, songwriter. His highest-charting hits are "What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am" (1992), "Tender Moment" (1993), and "A Little Bit of You" (1995), all of which peaked at #2.

1968 - Glen Campbell topped the US album chart with Wichita Lineman. Although the LP would stay on the chart for 46 weeks, it would be Campbell's only #1 album.

1973 - Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US country album chart with Behind Closed Doors. The album received three Country Music Association awards: Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year, for the title song which gave the singer his first #1 hit.

1979 - The Electric Horseman, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, had its premiere. Willie Nelson was a supporting character in the film, and he also contributed to the movie's soundtrack.

In other news

Do you have a fallback job lined up just in case the economy keeps tanking? Or, maybe you're already doing it. Caylee Hammack and her band never thought they'd have to come up with something on the fly, but here we are.

A Canadian school choir recently delivered a live-streamed, virtual performance of Jimmy Webb’s hit, “That’s All I Have to Say.”

The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 p.m. at the age of 81.  Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.

A temporary lockdown imposed by the Spanish government aimed at trying to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has some people going a little stir crazy, including one guy who thought he could sneak by police patrols by dressing as a T. Rex.