This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1957, Patsy Cline married Charlie Dick.
  • Today in 1972, Merle Haggard’s The Best Of The Best Of Merle Haggard album was released.
  • Today in 1978, Kenny Rogers’ “Love Of Something Like It” album was certified gold.
  • Today in 1978, Crystal Gayle’s “When I Dream” album was certified gold.
  • Today in 1979, the single, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” by the Charlie Daniels Band peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart.
  • Today in 1981, Alabama’s “Feels So Right” album was certified Platinum.
  • Today in 1987, Hank Williams Jr.’s album, “Born To Boogie,” was certified gold.
  • Today in 1992, George Strait’s “Pure Country” album was released.
  • Today in 2001, Wynonna made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • Today in 2003, former “Nashville Star” contestant Miranda Lambert signed with Epic Records.
  • Today in 2005, Dierks Bentley released his second gold album “Modern Day Drifter.”
  • Today in 2007, Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory” became the first song to debut at #1 on Billboard’s country singles list.
  • Today in 2014, Eric Church’s “Talladega” hit the airwaves.


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