This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1963, Patsy Cline recorded in a studio for the last time, cutting “He Called Me Baby.” Her last song in the studio was “I’ll Sail My Ship Alone.”
  • Today in 1994, at the American Music Awards, Alan Jackson won two awards including Favorite Country Single for “Chattahoochee,” Whitney Houston won two for “I Will Always Love You,” and Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alabama, and John Michael Montgomery also won awards.
  • Today in 1995, “The Woman In Me” by Shania Twain, was released.
  • Today in 2004, “Remember When” by Alan Jackson hit the number one spot on the Billboard.
  • Today in 2005, At the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Toby Keith was the celebrity monarch, Sawyer Brown was the grand marshal, and Josh Gracin also appeared.
  • Today in 2008, the video for Tim McGraw’s song “Suspicious” debuted on CMT.
  • Today in 2009, at a concert in Kentucky, Toby Keith waded into the audience to confront a concertgoer who threw a beer at the stage.
  • Today in 2000, CMT released Taylor Swift’s video, “White Horse.”
  • Today in 2010, Carrie Underwood sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl, with Heidi Newfield, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett, and Joe Don Rooney in the crowd. The Saints beat the Colts 31-17.
  • Today in 2015, Luke Bryan spent the first of two weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “I See You.”
  • Today in 2015, Garth Brooks was joined by Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger and Brett Keisel as he conducts a Teamates For Kids football camp.
  • Today in 2015, the Louvin Brothers were honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award along with George Harrison, Flaco Jimenez and The Bee Gees at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Trustees Awards are given to producer Richard Perry and “Here You Come Again” songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
  • Today in 2017, Kane Brown scored a gold single from the RIAA for “Heaven” and a platinum nod for “Used To Love You Sober.” The same day, Tyler Farr’s single, “Whiskey In My Water” also went platinum.


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