COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in 2002, Brad Paisley wins Songwriter/Artist of the Year honors

Today in 2002, Brad Paisley was surprised with the annual NASI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) "Songwriter/Artist of the Year" award while he was in Nashville at the Legendary Songwriters Acoustic Concert. The NASI is one…
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This day in 1999: Trisha Yearwood visits "Sesame Street"

Today in 1999, Trisha Yearwood appeared on “Sesame Street,” and got to rub shoulders with one of her biggest childhood influences. She said, quote, “As a child, Grover was my hero. To finally get to…
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This day in 2000: Country stars lend their voices to "Tom Sawyer"

Today in 2000, TNN premiered the animated movie, "Tom Sawyer." Rhett Akins was the voice of Tom Sawyer, Lee Ann Womack provided the voice of Becky Thatcher, Mark Wills was Huck Finn and Waylon Jennings…
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This day in 1962: Patsy Cline hits number one

Today in 1962, Patsy Cline hit the top of the country charts with “She’s Got You.” According to the Ellis Nassour biography Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline, writer Hank Cochran remembers…
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This day in 1992: Garth Brooks makes "Time"

Today in 1992, Garth Brooks made the cover of “Time.” They called him a “jumping-jack-flash performer who can bring 40-year-olds to tears with existential hymns about accepting life’s compromises” inside their pages.
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This day in in 1985: Restless Heart's debut album is released

On this day in 1985, RCA released Restless Heart’s self-titled debut album. "Let the Heartache Ride," "I Want Everyone to Cry," "(Back to the) Heartbreak Kid" and "Til I Loved You" were released as singles.…
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This day in 2000: Faith Hill subs for Whitney Houston at the Oscars

Today in 2000, Faith Hill subbed for Whitney Houston during a medley of old Oscar-nominated songs at the 72nd annual Academy Awards. Garth Brooks was also involved in the segment. Later he said he was…
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This day in 1963, Johnny Cash records "Ring Of Fire."

Today in 1963, Johnny Cash recorded his legendary classic hit, “Ring Of Fire.” "Ring of Fire" is a song written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore and popularized by Johnny Cash in 1963. The…
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This day in 1984: Alabama scores their 12th number one

Today in 1984, Alabama scored their 12th number one hit as "Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)" reached the top of the "Billboard" country singles chart. "Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)" is a song written by Dave Loggins,…
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This day in 1990, Clint Black gets his first platinum single.

Today in 1990, Clint Black collected his first platinum album for “Killin’ Time”. "Killin' Time" was written by Hayden Nicholas and Clint Black. It was released in July 1989 as the second single and title…
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