This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1968, the single, “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” by Jeannie C. Riley, entered the Top 40 chart.
  • Today in 1993, Tracy Lawrence’s “Alibis” album was certified platinum.
  • Today in 1993, Garth Brooks announced that he wanted to make movies and had signed with an agency to represent him.
  • Today in 1994, Clay Walker’s self-titled debut album was certified platinum.
  • Today in 1994, Dwight Yoakam’s “This Time” album was certified double platinum.
  • Today in 1998, Hank Williams’ “40 Greatest Hits” album was certified gold and platinum simultaneously.
  • Today in 1998, the Chicks’ “Wide Open Spaces” album was certified platinum.
  • Today in 1999, the Chicks’ “Fly” album was released.
  • Today in 2007, Trisha Yearwood and R&B singer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds shot an episode of “CMT Crossroads” at Belmont University’s Curb Entertainment Center in Nashville. The set list included “How Do I Live,” “Change The World” and “Walkaway Joe.”
  • Today in 2010, Miranda Lambert received five nominations for the 44thannual Country Music Association awards on the first of two days of nominee announcements. Three are for “White Liar,” two for “The House That Built Me.”
  • Today in 2012, Randy Houser’s “How Country Feels” video debuted on CMT.
  • Today in 2016, Maren Morris shot an episode of “CMT Crossroads” with Alicia Keys at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee.


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