This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1984, Lorrie Morgan joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Today in 1989, the “River Of Time” album by the Judds was certified gold.
  • Today in 1989, Tammy Wynette’s album, “Tammy’s Greatest Hits,” was certified platinum.
  • Today in 1989, Kathy Mattea had the #1 single in the country with “Come From The Heart.”
  • Today in 1993, Reba McEntire and Linda Davis recorded “Does He Love You.”
  • Today in 1994, the “Indian Outlaw” video by Tim McGraw was certified gold.
  • Today in 1995, Patty Loveless’ “You Don’t Even Know Who I Am” topped the country singles charts.
  • Today in 1998, the “Greatest Hits” album by Clay Walker was released.
  • Today in 1999, Kenny Rogers received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th annual Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Awards dinner.
  • Today in 2002, Trace Adkins performed a special benefit concert at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. The concert will raise money for the charities of the BellSouth Senior Classic at Gaylord Opryland which include: Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scout Council of Cumberland Valley, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, Family & Children’s Service and Tennessee Lions Charities.
  • Today in 2002, Cyndi Thomson’s debut album, “My World,” was certified gold.
  • Today in 2008, Brad Paisley’s “Waitin’ On a Woman” was released.
  • Today in 2009, George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” The Kingston Trio’s “Tom Dooley” and The Stanley Brothers’ “Rank Stranger” were added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.
  • Today in 2013, Carrie Underwood was pulled over for speeding directly following her performance at Nashville’s LP Field.


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