Dixie Chicks ‘Fly’ to #1

March 19 in Country Music History

1961: Marty Robbins sits at #1 with Don’t Worry, his seventh Country Chart-topper.

1972: Freddie Hart and the Heartbeats are #1 on the Country Chart with My Hang-Up Is You, Hart’s second #1 on the US Country Singles Chart.

2000: Dixie Chicks fifth studio album Fly is #1 on the Country Charts.

2007: Days after an announcement that Lonestar had parted ways with longtime record label BNA Records, lead singer Richie McDonald announces plans to depart the group to embark on a solo career at the end of the year.

2010: Josh Turner is #1 on the Country Singles Chart with Why Don’t We Just Dance.

2013: Police in north Florida ticket country music singer David Allan Coe for running a red light before being struck by a tractor-trailer near downtown Ocala.

January 24 in Country Music History

This Day in Country Music History: January 24

2015: Blake Shelton sings “Neon Light” and “Boys ‘Round Here” as the host and musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”

2010: Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett and George W. Bush are all spotted at the Superdome in New Orleans for the NFC Championship Game, a 31-28 overtime win for the Saints against the Minnesota Vikings

2006: MCA releases Josh Turner’s album “Your Man”

2003: Joe Nichols sets a Grand Ole Opry precedent while performing “Brokenheartsville” at the Ryman Auditorium. A green bra is tossed from the seats as he sings, supposedly the first time an undergarment has ever been thrown on stage in show history

1995: Tucker Beathard is born in Nashville, the son of “Don’t Blink” songwriter Casey Beathard. Tucker earns a hit with his 2016 debut, “Rock On”

1984: Stephen Barker Liles is born in Palm Harbor, Florida. The inspiration for “Hey Stephen” on Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” album, he’s a founding member of Love And Theft, known for its 2009 debut, “Runaway,” and for its 2012 hit “Angel Eyes”

1981: The theme to “9 To 5” takes Dolly Parton to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

1963: Drummer Keech Rainwater is born in Plano, Texas. He joins Lonestar, the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Vocal Group in 1996. The band scores such hits as “No News,” “Amazed” and “I’m Already There”

1954: Musician Glenn Worf is born in Dayton, Ohio. A multiple winner of the Academy of Country Music’s Top Bass award, he plays on several hundred hits by Alan Jackson, George Strait, Faith Hill, Toby Keith and Martina McBride, among others. In addition, he co-produces hits by Miranda Lambert and David Nail

1941: Ray Stevens is born in Clarksdale, Georgia. Though capable of serious recordings such as “Everything Is Beautiful” and “Misty,” he earns a reputation for his comedy efforts, including “The Streak,” “Ahab, The Arab” and “Shriner’s Convention”


Josh Turner Celebrates Big Opry Milestone

Josh Turner celebrated a career milestone over the weekend, taking the iconic stage at the Grand Ole Opry for the 150th time. Turner’s landmark Opry appearance was made even more special by the fact that two country legends were sitting side-stage for the occasion. In addition to The Oak Ridge Boys welcoming Josh to the stage, country icons Charley Pride and Randy Travis were also watching the special moment unfold from the wings.

May 24th: On This Day

On this day in 2010, Josh Turner received a Gold Single for his hit song “Why Don’t We Just Dance”.  The song was released as the lead-off single from his album Haywire.  “Why Don’t We Just Dance” became Turner’s third Number One hit on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart.

The song would end up being Certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Josh Turner Tops The Billboard Charts For The First Time In 5 Years

Josh Turner is back.

After a five-year wait between albums, his sixth studio album, Deep South, debuted this week at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

Josh said, “I’ve lived a lot of life since the release of my last album and I’ve learned a lot during the making of this album. I have grown as a writer and as an artist.”

He adds, “It’s been cool to see this culmination of life and lessons and age boiled down into this project and I am really proud of Deep South.”

Turner’s last album, Punching Bag, was released in June 2012. The album hit #1 on the charts but didn’t produce a #1 hit. His last #1 single was “All Over Me” in 2010.

Josh Turner Announces New Album

Josh Turner has announced the release of his sixth studio album, Deep South, out March 10. The 11-track album will mark Turner’s first studio release in over four years and will include his current Top 20 hit “Hometown Girl” as well as his 2014 single “Lay Low.”


·       Josh says, “It was really important for me to expand creatively and explore in new ways for this record. The way I pick songs is different now. There are so many things in my life and career that have matured me as an artist.”

Deep South Track Listing:


1.  “Deep South”

2.  “All About You”

3.  “Hometown Girl”

4.  “Beach Bums”

5.  “Southern Drawl”

6.  “Where The Girls Are”

7.  “Never Had A Reason”

8.  “Wonder”

9.  “One Like Mine”

10. “Lay Low”

11. “Hawaiian Girl”

Randy Travis Honored With Career Achievement Award

Randy Travis was in Nashville on Wednesday (6/22) to accept a special award during the Country Radio Hall of Fame dinner and awards ceremony. During the ceremony, Travis was presented with Country Radio Seminar’s (CRS) 2016 Artist Career Achievement Award, which is given to an artist who has made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of country music and country radio. Josh Turner was also on hand at the event to perform a musical tribute to 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, which included a medley of his biggest hits.


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