COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1980, Waylon Jennings' "Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)" peaked at #21 on the pop charts. Today in 1988, the album, "Reba," was certified gold. Today in 1991, Brooks & Dunn's single, “My…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1957, in the "I do" that strangled "the Killer's" career, Jerry Lee Lewis married his 13-year-old cousin Myra Gale Brown. Part of the resulting furor was due to the fact that he was still…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1980, the "Theme” from "The Dukes Of Hazzard" single by Waylon Jennings was certified gold. Today in 1987, Reba McEntire's “Greatest Hits” went gold. Today in 1989, Rodney Crowell became the first country artist to…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1962, Flatt & Scruggs perform at New York's Carnegie Hall. The concert is recorded for later release as an album. Today in 1982, Marty Robbins died of a heart attack at the age of…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1983, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton earned a platinum single for “Islands In The Stream.” Today in 1991, Reba McEntire's "For My Broken Heart" topped the Billboard country singles chart. Today in 1992, Mary Chapin Carpenter's…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1968, aides to President Richard Nixon send out 66,000 letters signed by Nixon, to potential administrative office holders. Among those receiving one was Elvis Presley. Today in 1980, the single, "I Love A Rainy Night,"…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1967, Gary Herzberg was born in Montebello, California. Under the stage name Gary Allan; the scratchy-voiced singer debuted in 1996, with hits like “Smoke Rings In The Dark,” “Watching Airplanes,” and “Every Storm (Runs…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1957, "Jailhouse Rock" gave Elvis Presley a #1 country single in Billboard magazine. Today in 1989, Randy Travis went to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "It's Just A Matter Of Time." Today in…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1977, the “Elvis Country” album by Elvis Presley was certified gold. Today in 1987, George Strait's “Ocean Front Property” album was certified platinum. Today in 1992, Brooks & Dunn’s “Brand New Man” album…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1963, Dottie West debuted on the charts with the single, "Let Me Off at the Corner." Today in 1978, Kenny Rogers' album, "The Gambler," was certified gold. Today in 1982, the album, "Heaven's Just A Sin…
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