This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1953, Hank Williams’ “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive” was #1 on the charts, several weeks after his death.
  • Today in 1981, Dolly Parton’s “9 To 5” reached the top of the Billboard country chart.
  • Today in 1994, George Strait’s “Pure Country” becomes a triple-platinum album.
  • Today in 2003, as Joe Nichols sung “Brokenheartsville” at the Grand Ole Opry, a woman threw a green bra onto the stage. Supposedly, this makes history as the first time an undergarment has ever been thrown onto a stage during a performance.
  • Today in 2006, Josh Turner’s “Your Man” album was released.
  • Today in 2010, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett, and George W. Bush all attended the NFC Championship Game at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Saints won in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Today in 2015, Blake Shelton performed “Neon Light” and “Boys ‘Round Here” as the musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” but he was also the host!


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