Today in Country Music, May 2nd featuring Marty Robbins/
Today in Country Music , May 2.
On this day in 2011, a day after President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by American soldiers, country stars took to twitter to share their thoughts … Jay Demarcus wrote: "Osama, rest in pieces...."
Today in 1998, Shania Twain scored her sixth number one song with "You're Still The One"… Shania begins her stint at Caesar's Palace In Las Vegas in December.
Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson's album Highwayman was released today in 1985.
And on this day in 1970, Marty Robbins' "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife" went to #1 on the country charts.
Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925–December 8, 1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins. One of the most popular and successful Country singers of his era, for most of his nearly four-decade career, Robbins was rarely far from the country music charts, and several of his songs also became pop hits. "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife" was written and recorded in 1970 by Marty and would be his fourteenth number one song. The single spent a single week at number one and spent a total of 15 weeks on the country charts.
Marty loved NASCAR racing and as he had the funds to do so, he raced occasionally. His cars were built and maintained by Cotton Owens. Marty Robbins ran typically at Talladega Superspeedway, Daytona International Speedway, and many other tracks. In 1983, one year after Robbins' death, NASCAR named the Nashville Fair Grounds race the Marty Robbins 420 in honor of him. Robbins typically ran either #42 or #22. He typically ran Dodge Daytonas or Fords. His final racecar, a 1978 Dodge Magnum, was superbly restored and donated to the Talledega Museum by his family, and was displayed there from 1983 to 2008. The car is now in private hands in Southern California and raced on the Vintage NASCAR club circuit.
Robbins died in December 1982 of complications following cardiac surgery. At the time of his death, Robbins lived in Brentwood in Williamson County, outside Nashville. He was interred in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville.