This day in Country Music History

Today in 1957, Patsy Cline married Charlie Dick.

Today in 1972, Merle Haggard’s The Best Of The Best Of Merle Haggard album was released.

Today in 1978, Kenny Rogers’ “Love Of Something Like It” album was certified gold.

Today in 1978, Crystal Gayle’s “When I Dream” album was certified gold.

Today in 1979, the single, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” by the Charlie Daniels Band peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart.

Today in 1981, Alabama’s “Feels So Right” album was certified Platinum.

Today in 1987, Hank Williams Jr.’s album, “Born To Boogie,” was certified gold.

Today in 1992, George Strait’s “Pure Country” album was released.

Today in 2001, Wynonna made her Grand Ole Opry debut.

Today in 2003, former “Nashville Star” contestant Miranda Lambert signed with Epic Records.

Today in 2005, Dierks Bentley released his second gold album “Modern Day Drifter.”

Today in 2007, Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory” became the first song to debut at #1 on Billboard’s country singles list.

Today in 2014, Eric Church’s “Talladega” hit the airwaves.


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