This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1947, Eddy Arnold reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart with “I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms).” It spends a total of 21 weeks at the top.
  • Today in 1980, Waylon Jennings goes to #1 in Billboard with “Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys).”
  • Today in 2003, Garth Brooks’ “Friends In Low Places” takes the top spot in the CMT special “40 Greatest Drinking Songs.”
  • Today in 2011, Miranda Lambert album, “Four The Record,” arrived in stores.
  • Today in 2012, Blake Shelton won three trophies during the 46th annual Country Music Association awards, broadcast on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. He takes Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist and shares Song of the Year with Miranda Lambert, for “Over You.”
  • Today in 2013, The Band Perry’s video for “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” had its world premiere on CMT.
  • Today in 2015, Dierks Bentley hosts his 10th annual Miles & Music For Kids motorcycle ride and concert in Nashville. The Ascend Amphitheater show features Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Canaan Smith, The Cadillac Three and Brooke Eden.
  • Today in 2018, Faith Hill delivered the keynote speech for a Tennessee conference on economic development at the Opryland Resort in Nashville.


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