This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1976, Glen Campbell and “Rhinestone Cowboy” scored four GRAMMY nominations, including Record of the Year.
  • Today in 1986, Reba McEntire joined the Grand Ole Opry during a CBS special celebrating the Opry’s 60th Hank Snow boycotted the special when producers limited him to one verse of “I’m Moving On.”
  • Today in 1988, the “Trio” album, by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris, received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Album.
  • Today in 1995, Tim McGraw’s single, “Not A Moment Too Soon,” claimed the #1 position on the Billboard country chart
  • Today in 2000, Deana Carter’s “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” hit the 5-million mark.
  • Today in 2006, “She Let Herself Go” went to #1 on the Billboard country chart for George Strait.
  • Today in 2009, Billy Currington earned a gold single for the Luke Bryan-penned “Good Directions.”
  • Today in 2010, Mindy McCready suffered a seizure on camera at the close of the season’s second episode of “Celebrity Rehab” on VH1.
  • Today in 2013, Parmalee’s “Carolina” was released.
  • Today in 2017, Tucker Beathard made his Grand Ole Opry debut at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
  • Today in 2017, Sturgill Simpson was the musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”
  • Today in 2018, Dan + Shay performed during halftime of an NFL playoff game at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field. Among their songs, “Nothin’ Like You,” “From The Ground Up” and “How Not To.” In the end, the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Steelers, 45-42.
  • Today in 2018, Dierks Bentley threw a grand-opening party for his Whiskey Row venue in Nashville. Among his famous friends celebrating with him? Thomas Rhett, who performed “That Ain’t My Truck,” Maren Morris – who covered “Strawberry Wine” and Brothers Osborne, who rocked a rendition of “Chattahoochee.”
  • Today in 2020, officials in Hendersonville, Tennessee, voted to rename a portion of East Main Street as Conway Twitty Lane. The community was previously the home to his tourist attraction Twitty City.
  • Today in 2020, Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson’s single, “Pancho And Lefty,” was named a 2020 addition to the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, along with Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight,” The Stanley Brothers’ “I’m A Man Of Constant Sorrow,” The Chuck Wagon Gang’s “I’ll Fly Away” and Blind Alfred Reed’s “How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live.”


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