This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1989, Patty Loveless notched her first #1 country single with “Timber, I’m Falling In Love.”
  • Today in 1993, Vince Gill racked up eight nominations and Alan Jackson got seven, as the Country Music Association unveiled finalists for its 1993 awards. Gill and Jackson face Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire for Entertainer of the Year.
  • Today in 2000, Lonestar landed at the top of the Billboard Country chart with their single, “What About Now.”
  • Today in 2001, Shania Twain and then-husband/producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange welcomed their first child, a son named Eja (pronounced like Asia) in the world. The news wasn’t revealed to the world until August 20th.
  • Today in 2002, Chad Brock and his wife, Natalie, welcomed their daughter, Kennedy Victoria. Lil’ Ms. Kennedy, who arrived a couple of weeks early, still managed to weigh in at 8-pounds, 11-ounces.
  • Today in 2002, it was announced that Reba McEntire was member of the first class of inductees into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame. The honor is a special achievement for Reba since her family has been competing and entertaining at the annual rodeo event for 70 years, beginning with her world-champion steer roper grandfather, John McEntire. Reba’s induction took place on September 23rd in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
  • Today in 2006, Rodney Atkins earned his first #1 single in Billboard: “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows)
  • Today in 2011, Hunter Hayes performed “Storm Warning” in his Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • Today in 2013, Dierks Bentley’s single, “I Hold On,” was released.
  • Today in 2016, Chris Lane’s single, “For Her,” was released.
  • Today in 2017, Kenny Rogers and Bobbie Nelson were inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Carthage Civic Center.
  • Today in 2019, both Maren Morris’ single “The Bones” and Kip Moore’s “She’s Mine” hit the airwaves.
  • Today in 2020, Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and songwriter Dean Dillon were announced as 2020 inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame.


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