This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1967, the “I Walk The Line” album by Johnny Cash was certified gold.
  • Today in 1981, Ronnie Milsap’s “Greatest Hits” album was certified platinum.
  • Today in 1981, the album, “My Home’s In Alabama,” was certified gold.
  • Today in 1987, the “Always & Forever” album by Randy Travis was certified gold and platinum.
  • Today in 1987, the “Trio” album, which featured Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, was certified gold and platinum.
  • Today in 1992, Tracy Lawrence’s “Sticks And Stones” album was certified gold.
  • Today in 1992, Clint Black’s album, “The Hard Way,” was released.
  • Today in 1995, Vince Gill scored a #1 hit with the single, “You Better Think Twice.”
  • Today in 1998, Deana Carter’s “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” album was certified quadruple platinum.
  • Today in 1998, the album, “Where Your Road Leads,” by Trisha Yearwood was released.
  • Today in 1998, a Nashville radio station announced that it wanted to dispel rumors that Elvis Presley was still alive and offered $1-million to anyone who could produce him. The money has gone unclaimed.
  • Today in 1999, Lonestar’s “Crazy Nights” album was certified gold. On the same day, their “Lonely Grill” was also certified gold.
  • Today in 1999, Alabama’s “Super Hits” collection by Alabama was certified gold while their “Dancin’ On The Boulevard” CD was certified platinum.
  • Today in 1999, Clint Black’s “Nothin’ But The Tailights” album was certified platinum and his “Greatest Hits” collection was certified double platinum.
  • Today in 1999, the album, “Ten Thousand Angels” by Mindy McCready was certified double platinum.
  • Yesterday in 2000, Brad Paisley played for 40,000 folks in his hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia at the 24th “Jamboree in the Hills.” Brad played his heart out for the crowd of what Brad joked was about “10% relatives.”
  • Today in 2000, Toby Keith’s “How Do You Like Me Now?!” album was certified gold.
  • Today in 2002, Travis Tritt brought his “Down the Road I Go” tour to Lake Placid’s Olympic Center. The concert took place after the third annual ESPN Great Outdoor Games wrapped up at various Lake Placid venues.
  • Today in 2005, the Montgomery Gentry video “Something To Be Proud Of” premiered on CMT.
  • Today in 2009, Sara Evans sang “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch during the Major League All-Star Game at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium. Sheryl Crow performed the national anthem. The American League defeats the National League, 4-3.
  • Today in 2012, Kenny Chesney’s concert at Angels Stadium in Anaheim featured a surprise guest: actor Ashton Kutcher, who joined him on “Back Where I Come From.” Also appearing were Tim McGraw, Jake Owen and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.
  • Today in 2014, Justin Moore and wife Kate welcomed a daughter, Rebecca Klein Moore.
  • Today in 2015, Kelsea Ballerini earned her first gold single from the RIAA for her debut, “Love Me Like You Mean It.”
  • Today in 2018, Emmylou Harris was celebrated along with Neil Diamond, Louis Jordan, Queen and drummer Hal Blaine as PBS shoots a “Grammy Salute To Music Legends” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.


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