Let’s hop in our metaphorical time machine and take a trip down memory lane.
On July 10, 1955 Stan Munsey was born in Easton, Pennsylvania. Munsey was part of the group of song writers and musicians to come out of the Muscle Shoals, Alabama music scene. Munsey has sold over 12 million copies of his songs worldwide. He has also written songs for the likes of: Alabama, Shenandoah, The Statler Brothers, Glen Campbell, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, The Kinleys, Butch Baker, Lorrie Morgan, Suzy Bogguss, Barbara Mandrell, Lee Greenwood, Jonathan Edwards, Mel McDaniel, Charly McClain, Wayne Massey, Ty Herndon, Collin Raye, John Michael Montgomery, Marty Raybon, and Marie Osmond.
On July 10, 1961 the US Country Singles chart was being topped by Kitty Wells and her song ‘Heartbreak USA’. ‘Heartbreak USA’ would end up being Wells’ third and final song to make it to the number one spot on the charts. The song would remain at the number one spot for a total of four weeks; and it spent a cumulative 23 weeks overall on the charts.
On July 10, 1991 Alan Jackson was at the top of the US Country Singles chart with ‘Don’t Rock the Jukebox’, a single that featured on an album of the same name. The song was Jackson’s second number one song in a row, and ‘Don’t Rock the Jukebox’ was also awarded the Country Song of the Year award by the ASCAP in 1992. Also in 1992, ‘Don’t Rock the Jukebox’ was covered by Alvin and the Chipmunks for their album, ‘Chipmunks in Low Places’. Alan Jackson provided featured commentary on the track from the Chipmunks.
On July 10, 2002 Dolly Parton started her first major concert tour in a decade. She began The Halos and Horns Tour at the Irving Plaza in New York City, New York. Parton was using the tour to promote the the release of her latest album ‘Halos and Horns’.