This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1993, Dolly Parton launched her new line of cosmetics at her Dollywood theme park in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains.
  • Today in 1995, Deana Carter married Chris DiCroce. The couple has since gone their separate ways.
  • Today in 1996, Deana Carter had a lot to celebrate. Her single, “Strawberry Wine” went to #1, the video also hit #1 on CMT. She also did her first cover shoot for a national magazine and a horse named Strawberry Wine placed first in a race at Churchill Downs.
  • Today in 1998, “The Hits” album by Garth Brooks was certified for multi-platinum sales of 10-million.
  • Today in 2002, Dixie Chick Emily Robison and her then-husband, Charlie Robison, welcomed their first child at 10:06pm in San Antonio. Charles Augustus Robison made his debut at a hearty 8-pounds, 13-ounces and measured 21-inches long. News of the happy arrival was leaked on the Chicks’ webboard that afternoon as a fan posted that she heard the sister of a local nurse spill the beans to a local radio station. Reps for the Chicks confirmed the arrival the following morning.
  • Today in 2004, Darryl Worley, Mark Willis, and Rebecca Lynn Howard delivered a Veterans Day performance for troops in Tampa, Florida.
  • Today in 2006, Carrie Underwood carved her name into the top of the Billboard country chart with “Before He Cheats.”
  • Today in 2008, Taylor Swift’s album “Fearless” was released.
  • Today in 2009, Taylor Swift took home four awards at the 43rd annual CMA awards.
  • Today in 2010, Jason Aldean’s duet with Kelly Clarkson “Don’t You Wanna Stay” hit the airwaves.
  • Today in 2016, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood album, “Christmas Together,” was released – so was Ronnie Dunn’s album, “Tattooed Heart.”
  • Today in 2016, it was a big day for Eric Church as eight tracks were certified by the RIAA. The single, “Springsteen.” scored earning a triple-platinum status, while “Creepin’,” “Talladega,” “Love Your Love The Most,” “Like Jesus Does” and “Like A Wrecking Ball” went platinum. Going gold – “Cold One” and “Guys Like Me.”
  • Today in 2017, Chris Young’s “Losing Sleep” hit #1.
  • Today in 2017, Brantley Gilbert and his wife, Amber Cochran, welcome their son, Barrett.
  • Today in 2018, Chris Stapleton took part in Joe Walsh’s Veterans Day concert, raising $795-thousand for military charities at the Tacoma Dome. Also on the bill were Don Henley, Ringo Starr and James Taylor. The set list included “Nobody To Blame,” “Desperado,” “Broken Halos,” and Walsh backing Taylor on “Steamroller Blues.”
  • Today in 2019, Craig Morgan played a Veterans Day concert at City Winery in Nashville, where he was joined by two surprise guests: Gavin DeGraw and 3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold.
  • Today in 2019, Matt Stell’s single, “Everywhere But On,” hit the airwaves.
  • Today in 2019, Thomas Rhett’s “Sixteen” became a platinum-certified single.
  • Today in 2020, Maren Morris wins three awards during the 54th annual Country Music Association Awards on ABC. She claims Female Vocalist of the Year, while “The Bones” takes Single and Song of the Year.


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