This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1994, Alan Jackson’s album, “Don’t Rock The Jukebox,” was certified double platinum.
  • Today in 1997, George Strait’s “Carryin’ Your Love With Me” album was certified double platinum.
  • Today in 1997, the album, “Evolution,” by Martina McBride was released.
  • Today in 1997, LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live” single was certified gold.
  • Today in 1997, the single, “It’s Your Love,” by Tim McGraw was certified gold and platinum simultaneously.
  • Today in 1997, Trisha Yearwood’s project, “Songbook – A Collection of Hits,” arrived in stores.
  • Today in 1998, Mark Wills and his wife, Kelly, welcomed their daughter, Mally. For those who don’t know, Mally’s name is a purposeful combination of her parents’ names.
  • Today in 2000, Pam Tillis was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Today in 2000, Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox and his wife, Tara, welcomed their daughter, Brittany Kay.
  • Today in 2000, Jamie O’Neal and her hubby, Rodney Good, were married.
  • Today in 2000, Darryl Worley made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • Today in 2002, the album, “Part II,” by Brad Paisley was certified platinum.
  • Today in 2002, Toby Keith’s album, “Unleashed,” was certified gold and platinum simultaneously.
  • Today in 2002, Alan Jackson’s “Drive” album was certified triple platinum.
  • Today in 2007, Billy Currington travelled to Hawaii to receive therapy related to anger issues he suffered from his stepfather during in childhood. The abuser was actually the subject of Currington’s first hit, “Walk A Little Straighter.”
  • Today in 2011, Luke Bryan’s single, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” was certified platinum.
  • Today in 2013, Joe Nichols’ “Sunny And 75” video debuted on CMT.
  • Today in 2014, Margo Smith suffered a broken wrist and ankle as well as numerous bruises in an auto accident in The Villages, Florida. Her Mercedes is totaled. The other driver is subsequently charged with refusing to yield.
  • Today in 2016, Sam Hunt was celebrating six singles awards from the RIAA: a triple-platinum single for “Take Your Time”; double-platinum for “Break Up In A Small Town,” “Leave The Night On” and “House Party”; platinum for “Make You Miss Me”; and gold for “Ex To See.”
  • Today in 2016, Florida Georgia Line’s “Dig Your Roots” album was released.
  • Today in 2017, Brett Eldredge’s self-titled album was perched atop spot on the Billboard country albums chart.
  • Today in 2019, the Eric Church single, “Monsters,” hit the airwaves.
  • Today in 2019, Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon welcomed their son, Scout Falcon Atkins, in Nashville.
  • Today in 2019, the Luke Combs single, “Even Though I’m Leaving,” wsa released.
  • Today in 2019, Jake Owen raised $500,000 for veterans group Folds of Honor with a concert at Wayzata Bay in Minnesota. An impressive feat considering the tickets were priced at $2,500 and $1,250
  • Today in 2021, while performing at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Ashley McBryde brought out a surprise guest: Eric Church. He joined her for a cover of “Midnight Rider.”


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