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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Friday, February 5, 2016

♫The George Clooney of Country Music♫

Generations of Country Music have left an indelible mark on music History. Old time fiddle (a genre of American folk music) is the precursor to country that influenced bluegrass, country blues, variants of western swing and country rock. Into the 90s...Country Time found a new audience emerging for country music. The music grandparents listened to branched out into mainstream and Top 40 radio with the foundation of the songs remaining extremely emotional. A plethora of musicians set the stage on fire leaving the flames to rise higher and higher through the decades that followed well into the 21st century.

Today in Music History: February 6

Welcome into the Spotlight...


Kenneth Arnold "Kenny" Chesney: an American country music singer and songwriter

Kenny Chesney has won the CMA Award Entertainer of the Year four times. The only other Country act to do it is Garth Brooks. He is one of the most popular touring acts in country music, regularly selling out the venues in which he is performing. Chesney has recorded 20 albums, 14 of which have been certified gold or higher by the RIAA. He has also produced more than 40 Top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, 28 of which have reached number 1 on the charts. Most of these have also charted high within the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 mainstream chart, making him one of the few successful crossover country artists. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. [Source: wikipedia.org]

On This Day...

2005 Kenny Chesney was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Be As You Are'.
A Tidbit of Chesney Trivia...
Playboy magazine named him "the George Clooney of country music". He doesn't mind the comparison, as he told Playboy, "I have dated a lot of women. We're both pretty successful. He has better hair. I probably sing better. I think we've both dated the same woman. He dated Renée for a short time—so we have a lot in common."

Top 5 Songs of 2005

    Number One Song of 2005: Mariah Carey  - We Belong Together
  1. Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
  2. Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
  3. Mario - Let Me Love You
  4. Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
  5. Ciara feat. Missy Elliott - 1, 2 Step


Click the icon at left for the songs that were No.1 on February 4 from 1940 to 2016. Then, select a year to see all songs that hit No.1 in that year.

And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...