This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1975, “Long Haired Country Boy” by Charlie Daniels Band peaked on the pop singles chart.
  • Today in 1979, the Charlie Daniels Band’s “Million Mile Reflection” album was certified gold.
  • Today in 1991, Alan Jackson’s single, “Don’t Rock The Jukebox,” was #1 on the country charts.
  • Today in 1994, Tim McGraw’s “Don’t Take The Girl” single was certified gold.
  • Today in 1994, Reba McEntire’s “Read My Mind” album was certified gold and platinum.
  • Today in 1994, Alan Jackson’s album, “Who I Am,” was released.
  • Today in 1996, Alan Jackson topped the country singles charts with “Home.”
  • Today in 1997, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were enjoying their 3rd week at #1 with “It’s Your Love.”
  • Today in 1998, Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire topped the charts with “If You See Her/If You See Him.”
  • Today in 2000, rumors became fact as it was revealed by Reba McEntire’s camp that she was officially in negotiations to play Annie Oakley in the Broadway revival of “Annie Get Your Gun.”
  • Today in 2000, Lee Ann Womack was celebrating her single, “I Hope You Dance,” topping all three country charts.
  • Today in 2000, Amanda Wilkinson graduated from high school.
  • Today in 2001, SHeDAISY’s Kristyn Osborn filed a lawsuit against a New York karaoke-music manufacturer for copyright infringement and misappropriation of her name and likeness. The suit, which was filed in the United States District Court, dealt with the karaoke company reprinting the lyrics to SHeDAISY’s hit, “I Will… But,” without properly licensing them. Kristyn, who was acting as a songwriter and not as part of the group, said she was going after the karaoke industry on behalf of all songwriters.
  • Today in 2003, Joe Don Rooney had the first bare backside displayed on CMT, as Rascal Flatts’ “I Melt” Video debued on “Most Wanted Live.”
  • Today in 2005, George Strait’s “Somewhere Down In Texas” album was released.
  • Today in 2007, Brad Paisley’s “Online” video, featuring appearances by Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler, debuted on CMT.
  • Today in 2010, “Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton’s collaboration with Trace Adkins, went gold.
  • Today in 2014, Randy Houser’s “Like A Cowboy” video debuted on CMT.
  • Today in 2016, Gretchen Wilson put her Paradise, Tennessee, home up for sale. The asking price for the 9,000-square-foot residence is $1.7-million. Wanna see it? CLICK HERE.
  • Today in 2016, Scotty McCreery was present in a Raleigh, North Carolina, courtroom as a 21-year-old who robbed him at gunpoint in 2014 is sentenced to 17-years in prison.
  • Today in 2017, “Architectural Digest” reported Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and his wife, Cassie, sold their 6,700-square-foot Nashville home for $2.91-million.
  • Today in 2017, Michael Ray’s single, “Get To You,” hit the airwaves.


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