Elvis Presley passed away on this date in 1977, Brad Paisley was wasting time in 2005, Patsy Montana wanted to be a "Cowboy's Sweetheart" in 1935 and more.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 16 August, 2012.

  • Brad Paisley's Time Well Wasted album was released in 2005.
  • Daryle Singletary married surgical nurse Holly Mercer at the Lovely Lanes Chapel in St. Simons, Georgia in 2003.
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter sang "Why Walk When You Can Fly" at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles as the party nominated vice president Al Gore for president in 2000.
  • Alabama charted its first Number On single in Billboard with "Tennessee River" in 1980.
  • The Charlie Daniels Band picked up its first platinum album for Million Mile Reflections in 1979.
  • Elvis Presley died in 1977.
  • Merle Haggard's blue-collar anthem "Workin' Man Blues" went to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1969.
  • Jeannie Seely became a Grand Ole Opry member in 1967.
  • Patsy Montana recorded "I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart" in 1935.

Here's some vintage Elvis to help us remember.

 

 

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Dave D.