This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1966, the late Roger Miller took home six GRAMMY Awards, topping the record he set the year before.
  • Today in 1969, Glen Campbell’s single, “Galveston,” entered the Top 40 chart.
  • Today in 1987, Barbara Mandrell was named All-Around Female Entertainer at the People’s Choice Awards.
  • Today in 1989, Suzy Bogguss released her “Somewhere Between” album.
  • Today in 1991, Doug Stone’s “In A Different Light” single debuted on the “Radio and Records” country chart.
  • Today in 1994, Mary Chapin Carpenter’s album, “State Of The Heart,” was certified gold.
  • Today in 1996, Lorrie Morgan’s “Greatest Hits” album went platinum.
  • Today in 1996, Patty Loveless hit #1 on the charts with “You Can Feel Bad.”
  • Today in 2000, Keith Urban made his American TV debut on NBC-TV’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
  • Today in 2001, Dixie Chick Natalie Maines and her husband, Adrian Pasdar, welcomed their first child, Jackson Slade Pasdar.
  • Today in 2002, Tommy Shane Steiner made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • Today in 2003, Brad Paisley and his actress wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, were married.
  • Today in 2005, Dierks Bentley’s self-titled debut became his first platinum album.
  • Today in 2006, Faith Hill topped all artists with four nominations for the CMT Music Awards. Eight acts collect three nominations apiece: Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Miranda Lambert, Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney.
  • Today in 2014, Brantley Gilbert’s “Bottoms Up” topped the “Billboard” country singles chart.
  • Today in 2016, Britney Spears made an unannounced appearance to introduce her sister, “I Got The Boy” songwriter Jamie Lynn Spears, on the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Today in 2018, Dierks Bentley was the first star inducted in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital’s Walk of Champions in Nashville.
  • Today in 2018, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams sang “When Will I Be Loved” at the Beacon Theatre in New York during a Love Rocks benefit concert. The bill also featured Keith Richards, Marc Cohn, Mavis Staples, David Hidalgo and Warren Haynes.


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