Let’s hop in our metaphorical time machine and take a trip down memory lane.
On July 15, 1957 Mac McAnally was born in Red Bay, Alabama. McAnally was a singer, song writer, session musician, and record producer. He featured as a guest vocalist on Kenny Chesney’s number one cover of his 1990 single ‘Down the Road’. McAnally is also a member of Jimmy Buffett’s backing band, The Coral Reefer Band.
On July 15, 1967 Elbert West was born in West Virginia. West was a singer song writer who saw his first chart success in the 1990’s when he was a co writer on singles for singer Tracy Lawrence. West co wrote Lawrence’s number one singles ‘Sticks and Stones’ and ‘Can’t Break It to My Heart’. West would also co write songs for artists like Tim McGraw and John Michael Montgomery. In his early career Elbert West was a session song writer in Nashville, Tennessee. West would pass away on May 18, 2015.
On July 15, 2003 in Hiltons, Virginia Johnny Cash would make his first public appearance since the funeral for his late wife, June Carter. The Man in Black, along with his son John Carter Cash, performed ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, ‘Ring of Fire’, and ‘Understand Your Man’. Sadly, this appearance would not only be Cash’s first appearance since his wife’s funeral, but it would also be his last ever public performance.
On July 15, 2010 singer song writer Hank Cochran died at the age of 74. Cochran was touted as a prolific song writer throughout his career; as he penned major hits for artists like: Patsy Cline (‘I Fall to Pieces’), Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Eddy Arnold, George Strait, and others. Hank Cochran also featured a solo recording artist portion of his career between 1962 and 1980. Cochran scored seven singles on to the Billboard Country music charts. His greatest solo success would come from his song ‘Sally Was a Good Old Girl’.