Today in Country Music, June 18.
Today in country music, June 18
On this day in 2011, Reba Mcentire shared her hobbies saying, "i love to read, I love to work with my pictures on my computer, I love to take walks, I love to go to movies and I love to hang with my family."
Today in 2007, Tim Mcgraw was the only country singer to appear on Forbes celebrity top 100 in earnings list.
Blake Shelton celebrates his 36th birthday today… each year, his fans donate a bunch of money to a cause in his name as a gift.
And on this day in 1984, Rhinestone, starring Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone, premiered at Nashville's Roy Acuff Theater.
Rhinestone directed by Bob Clark , screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and Phil Alden Robinson; the film stars Stallone and Dolly Parton.
Jake Farris (Dolly Parton), a country singer stuck in a long-term contract performing at a sleazy urban cowboy nightclub in New York City, boasts to the club's manager, Freddie (Ron Leibman), that she can make anybody into a country sensation, insisting that she can turn any normal guy into a country singer in just two weeks. Freddie accepts Jake's bet, putting up the remainder of Jake's contract (if she wins the bet, the contract becomes void; if she loses, another five years will be added). He then ups the ante: if Jake loses, she must also sleep with him. The problem is that Freddie can select the man, and he selects an obnoxious New York cabbie named Nick Martinelli (Sylvester Stallone). Nick not only has no musical talent whatsoever, he claims to hate country music "worse than liver". Realizing she is stuck with Nick, Jake takes him back to the hills of Tennessee for a two-week crash course in how to walk, talk, and sing like a genuine country star.
Stallone reportedly turned down Romancing the Stone and Beverly Hills Cop to make Rhinestone.
Original screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson was so offended by Stallone's reworking of his original screenplay that he briefly considered having his name removed from the film's credits. He was later convinced that having his name on a film of this "caliber" would look good on his resume.
The film was almost universally panned upon its release, and is generally regarded as a commercial and critical flop; on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently has an 11% 'Fresh' rating.Nonetheless, the soundtrack album gave Dolly Parton two top ten country singles: "Tennessee Homesick Blues" and "God Won't Get You".