This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1978, Willie Nelson’s “Willie & Family Live” album was released.
  • Today in 1980, the single, “On The Road Again,” by Willie Nelson peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.
  • Today in 1991, Garth Brooks’ album, “Ropin’ The Wind,” was certified gold, platinum, double platinum, triple platinum AND quadruple platinum simultaneously.
  • Today in 1994, the “Lead On” album, by George Strait, was released.
  • Today in 1996, Deana Carter’s “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” album was certified gold.
  • Today in 1996, Kenny Rogers’ “Eyes That See In The Dark” album was certified double platinum.
  • Today in 1997, Shania Twain started a five-week reign on Billboard’s country chart with “Love Gets Me Every Time.”
  • Today in 2003, “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me” brought Keith Urban to the top of the Billboard country chart.
  • Today in 2005, Jason Aldean’s self-titled went gold.
  • Today in 2009, Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, Ernest Tubb, Kid Rock and Hattie Louise “Tootie” Bess – founder of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge – were inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville.
  • Today in 2010, the movie, “Country Strong,” starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw, premiered at Nashville’s Green Hills 16 theaters.
  • Today in 2016, Brothers Osborne scored a platinum single for “Stay A Little Longer.”
  • Today in 2017, Kane Brown’s self-titled album went gold.
  • Today in 2017, Keith Urban’s single, “Female” – with wife Nicole Kidman on supporting vocals – hit the airwaves.


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