This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1989, Chely Wright moved to Nashville.
  • Today in 1991, George Strait’s “If I Know Me” peaked at #1 on the Billboard Country chart.
  • Today in 1993, the album “Big Time” by Little Texas was released.
  • Today in 1993, Patty Loveless’ “Greatest Hits” album was released.
  • Today in 1993, Wynonna released her second solo album, “Tell Me Why.”
  • Today in 1993, Brooks & Dunn claimed three honors during NBC’s telecast of the 28th annual Academy of Country Music Awards from Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre. Top Vocal Duet, Single Record of the Year, for “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.” Album of the year was awarded for “Brand New Man.”
  • Today in 1996, Steve Wariner was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Today in 1994, Faith Hill earned her first gold record for her debut album, “Take Me As I Am.”
  • Today in 1997, Trace Adkins married former record company publicist Rhonda Forlaw in a traditional Southern ceremony in the garden of Nashville’s historic Belle Meade Mansion.
  • Today in 1999, the “Shania Twain Live” video was released.
  • Today in 1999, Kenny Rogers’ album, “She Rides Wild Horses,” was released.
  • Today in 1999, SHeDAISY’s “The Whole Shebang” went gold.
  • Today in 2001, Darryl Worley and his longtime girlfriend, Beverly Dean Irvin, were married on the courthouse steps in Darryl’s hometown of Savannah, Tennessee. They divorced in 2006, and Darryl married Kimberly Lee Perkins December 2007.
  • Today in 2002, Cyndi Thomson married Daniel Goodman in Nashville. The couple shared vows in a traditional candlelight ceremony in the chapel of the Woodmont Christian Church. Truly a sentimental event, Rev. Scotty Smith, family pastor for Daniel’s family, officiated.
  • Today in 2004, Gretchen Wilson’s debut album “Here For The Party” was released.
  • Today in 2005, Ronnie Mislap and Los Lonely Boys performed together in Franklin, Tennessee, during a taping of “CMT Crossroads.” The set list included “Stranger In My House,” “It Was Almost Like A Song,” “All Is Fair In Love And War” and “Smoky Mountain Rain.”
  • Today in 2010, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood earned three nominations a piece during the CMT Music Awards.
  • Today in 2013, Willie Nelson received an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, alongside Carole King and Annie Lennox.
  • Today in 2014, Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk On A Plane” video premiered.
  • Today in 2016, Tim McGraw’s single, “Humble And Kind,” was certified gold by the RIAA.
  • Today in 2018, Billy Ray Cyrus and late comedian Stringbean were inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, along with Jackie DeShannon, Dale Ann Bradley, Jason Crabb and Bobby Lewis.
  • Today in 2020, the Bellamy Brothers announced a new entry, Afterglow, in their Old Hippie Stash line of medical cannabis, which is available in Florida.


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