Today in Country Music, July 16, featuring Ronnie Milsap.
Today in country music, July 16
On this day in 2011, Taylor Swift officially named her first fragrance "Wonderstruck"… now just a year later, Swift Is already promoting her second fragrance called "Wonderstruck Enchanted."
Speaking of Taylor, today in 2008 her limited edition Wal-Mart release, Beautiful Eyes, hit stores… the cd/dvd collection contained exclusive, never-before-released content.
Dolly Parton opened Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, today in 1986.
and on this day in 1977, Ronnie Milsap landed his eighth Billboard #1 with "It Was Almost Like A Song."
"It Was Almost Like a Song" became one of the greatest successes of his recording career.
His eighth No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Songs chart during July 1977, "It Was Almost Like a Song" became Milsap's greatest success to that time of his career. The song also became his first Billboard Hot 100 chart entry, eventually scoring No. 16. The song also scored on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary Singles chart, where it maximized at No. 7.
"It Was Almost Like a Song" provided the basis for the title of Milsap's biography, Almost Like a Song, which he co-wrote with Tom Carter.
Ronnies album It Was Almost Like a Song was his eighth studio album. It was released in 1977 under the RCA Records label. It Was Almost Like a Song reached #3 on Country album charts and broke the Top 100 of the Billboard 200, peaking at #97. It was ultimately certified as Gold. Allmusic described the album as Milsap's "breakthrough pop album" commenting that "the music here changed what radio programmers would accept" enabling the "chance" to "crossover."