Let’s hop in our metaphorical time machine and take a trip down memory lane.
On June 18, 1969 Glen Campbell was at number one on the Billboard country album chart. Campbell reached that position with his album ‘Galveston’. It was Campbell’s thirteenth studio album, and it spent 11 weeks at number one. The album remained on the chart for a total of 26 weeks. Tracks appearing on Campbell’s album were: ‘Galveston’, ‘Take My Hand for a While’, ‘If This is Love’, ‘Today’, ‘Gotta Have Tenderness’, ‘Friends’, ‘Where’s the Playground Susie’, ‘Time’, Until It’s Time for You to Go’, ‘Oh What a Woman’, and ‘Every Time I Itch I Wind Up Scratching’.
The album features session drummer Hal Blaine who has played on 50 number one hits. Blaine worked with numerous artists including Elvis Presley, John Denver, The Ronettes, Simon & Garfunkel, The Carpenters, and The Beach Boys.
On June 18, 1976 Blake Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma. Shelton made his debut in country music in 2001 with his single ‘Austin’. ‘Austin’ featured on Shelton’s debut self titled album, and the song went on to spend five weeks at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country chart. Shelton has scored 14 total number one hits in his career, including songs like: ‘Some Beach’, ‘Home’, ‘Hillbilly Bone’, ‘All About Tonight’, ‘Drink On It’, ‘God Gave Me You’, ‘Sure Be Cool if You Did’, and ‘Honey Bee’.
On June 18, 2015 an iconic duo in country music would reach the top of the country album chart for the final time. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are that duo, and they reached the top of the charts with their album ‘Django and Jimmie’. It was the sixth and final album collaboration between the iconic duo, and Haggard’s final album before his death in April of 2016. The song “Django and Jimmie” is a tribute to musicians Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers.