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Harlan Perry Howard (September 8, 1927 - March 3, 2002) is an American Hall of Fame country music songwriter. September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... Events January 7 - First transatlantic telephone call - New York City to London January 9 - Military rebellion crushed in Lisbon January 14 - Paul Doumer elected president of France January 19 - Britain sends troops to China February 12 - First British troops lad on Shanghai February 14 - Earthquake in Yugoslavia - 700 dead February... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Country music, once known as country and western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... A songwriter is someone who writes either the lyrics or the music for songs. ...

Born in Detroit, Michigan, he began writing country music at a young age. After serving as a paratrooper with the United States Army, he went to Los Angeles, California hoping to sell his music. He did manual labor to get by while writing songs and pushing his finished material. Eventually he sold some of his compositions and after a few achieved minor success, his song "Pick Me Up on Your Way Down" went to No. 2 on the country music charts. Ray Price had a major hit with his "Heartaches By The Number" and, buoyed by his success, in 1960 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Bringing a large repertoire of compositions, he signed a contract with Acuff-Rose Music. Howard's songs were so successful that in 1961 alone he had fifteen of his compositions on the country music charts, earning himself ten BMI awards. Among his biggest successes was "I Fall to Pieces," co-written with Hank Cochran and recorded by Patsy Cline. City motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) City nicknames: The Motor City and Motown Location in the state of Michigan Founded July 24, 1701 County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 370. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Griffith Observatory and the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. ... Ray Price (born January 12, 1926) is an American country and western singer. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Acuff-Rose Music was a Nashville, Tennessee music publishing firm. ... BMI can mean one of the following: Body Mass Index - a measurement of ideal weight range Broadcast Music Incorporated - a music-related organization Bmi British Midland - an airline based at Heathrow airport Bank Melli Iran - a public bank in Iran This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Patsy Cline, (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer. ...

Harlan Howard was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997. He passed away in 2002 and was buried in the historic Nashville City Cemetery. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was established by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc. ... The Country Music Hall of Fame is a museum at 222 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. ...



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