COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1994, Alan Jackson’s album, “Don’t Rock The Jukebox,” was certified double platinum. Today in 1997, George Strait’s "Carryin' Your Love With Me" album was certified double platinum. Today in 1997, the album, "Evolution,"…
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On this day in 1979: "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" hits number one

On this day in 1979: "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band reached number one on the country chart. The song was released on their 1979 album Million Mile Reflections. The…
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On this day in 1977: Waylon busted for cocaine possession

On this day in 1977: Not long after being made an honorary police chief in Nashville, Waylon Jennings was arrested on cocaine charges. The arrest occurred during a recording session, along with his secretary, Lori…
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On this day in 2003: Johnny Cash holds his final recording session

On this day in 2003, Johnny Cash held his final session, recording "Engine One-Forty-Three" at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78LkAo4L2gI
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1986, the album, "My Home's In Alabama," by Alabama was certified double platinum. Today in 1993, Little Texas topped the country charts with "What Might Have Been." Today in 1996, Billy Ray Cyrus…
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On this day in 1972: Elvis Presley's "Burnin' Love" debuts on the charts

On this day in 1972, Elvis Presley’s “Burnin’ Love” debuted on the charts. It was “the King’s” final top 10 hit, and his final gold single. In 1992, Travis Tritt recorded “Burnin’ Love” for the…
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On this day in 2012: Highway 101 drummer Cactus Moser injured in motorcycle crash

On this day in 2012: Highway 101 drummer (and husband to Wynonna) Cactus Moser was injured when his motorcycle collided with an oncoming car near Hill City, South Dakota. His left leg was amputated as…
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On this day in 2001: Tim McGraw performs on the "Today" show

On this day in 2001, Tim McGraw performed on NBC's "Today" show as part of their "Summer Concert Series" and drew nearly 4,000 fans into Rockefeller Plaza. According to "Today" show sources, this is among…
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On this day in 2003: Power knocked out during Jo Dee Messina Concert

Today in 2003, a power outage zapped the electricity for 50-million residents in the Northeast – so Jo Dee Messina improvised with a 30-minute acoustic set at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.…
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On this day in 2016: Vince Gill celebrates 25 years as a Grand Ole Opry Member

On this day in 2016, Vince Gill celebrated 25 years as a Grand Ole Opry member. He was joined during his Opry performance by Patty Loveless, who joined him to sing "Go Rest High On…
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