Country Day in History


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MON, 8/25

2002 - Deana Carter appears as a homeless patient on the Lifetime T-V drama Strong Medicine.

2001 - Tim McGraw wraps up his summer tour with Kenny Chesney and Mark Collie in Nashville.

2000 - Linda Davis gives birth to her second child, Rylee Jean Scott.

2000 - Wynonna holds a yard sale, selling items like her 1948 vintage Ford pickup, Harley-Davidson motorcycle, antiques, furniture and clothes.

1998 - Alabama release their double album, For the Record: 41 Number-One Hits.

1998 - Garth Brooks' Sevens is certified six-times platinum, while Vince Gill's I Never Knew Lonely, Reba McEntire's If You See Him and Trisha Yearwood's Where Your Road Leads are all certified gold.

1995 - Reba McEntire's Reba Live album goes platinum.

1994 - Tanya Tucker's Love Me Like You Used To album is certified gold.

1992 - Sammy Kershaw's Don't Go Near the Water album is certified gold.

1990 - Joe Diffie's debut single, "Home," enters the Billboard country chart. It eventually goes to number-one.

1979 - The Charlie Daniels Band tops Billboard's country chart with "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

1973 - Olivia Newton-John makes her country chart debut with "Let Me Be There."

1968 - Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three are the musical guests on the final episode of The Summer Brothers Smothers Show, hosted by Glen Campbell.


Tue 8/26

2005 - Faith Hill's "Mississippi Girl" takes over the top spot on Radio & Records' country chart. It will top the Billboard chart on August 27th.

2005 - Mindy McCready is arrested and jailed in Florida for probation violations.

2002 - Alan Jackson's Drive is certified triple-platinum, while Toby Keith's Unleashed and Brad Paisley's Part 2 are certified platinum.

2000 - Pam Tillis is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. That same night, Darryl Worley makes his Opry debut.

2000 - Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox becomes a dad as his wife, Tara, gives birth to Brittany Kay.

1998 - Mark Wills' wife, Kelly, gives birth to their first child, daughter Mally Ann.

1997 - Trisha Yearwood's Songbook: A Collection of Hits and Martina McBride's Evolution albums are released.

1994 - Randy Travis hits the top of the Radio & Records country chart with "Whisper My Name."

1968 - Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley P-T-A" single is certified gold.


WED, 8/27

2007 - Garth Brooks' new single, "More Than a Memory," is released.

2004 - Toby Keith announces he'll lend his name -- and personality -- to a new nine-million-dollar restaurant and club on the Las Vegas Strip in a joint venture with Harrah's. Within weeks, the venture is extended to Harrah's casinos in other parts of the country.

2002 - D-U-I charges against Marty Stuart are dropped when a county court judge rules there wasn't enough probable cause for Marty to be stopped in the first place when he was pulled over in April. However, his license is suspended for a year.

2002 - The Dixie Chicks release Home, the first major-label release the trio has recorded in their home state of Texas and their first since coming to an agreement with their record label following a money dispute.

2001 - Reba McEntire begins production of her W-B sitcom, Reba.

1999 - Shania Twain's Come on Over CD is certified 13-times platinum.

1998 - Hank Williams' Greatest Hits is certified platinum, while The Very Best of Hank Williams simultaneously goes gold and platinum.

1996 - John Michael Montgomery and his wife, Crystal, become first-time parents with the birth of their daughter, Madison Caroline.

1996 - Trisha Yearwood releases Everybody Knows.

1994 - Clay Walker's "Dreaming With My Eyes Open" hits the top of Billboard's country chart.

1988 - Eddie Rabbitt scores a number-one with his remake of "The Wanderer."

1988 - The Judds perform at a private White House luncheon given by Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

1977 - Crystal Gayle begins a four-week run at the top of Billboard's country chart with "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue." The song peaks at number-two on the pop chart.


THU, 8/28

2008 - Brooks and Dunn's anthem "Only in America" is played after Barack Obama accepts the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

2008 - Carrie Underwood becomes the first country artist to have two ringtones certified as platinum -- "Before He Cheats" and "Jesus Take the Wheel."

2006 - Nickel Creek announce they will go on an indefinite hiatus after finishing their touring commitments in 2007.

2006 - Trace Adkins gets treated for a kidney stone in a Pueblo, Colorado hospital. Though he misses the soundcheck for his show at the Colorado State Fair, he makes it back in time for the concert.

2001 - The nominations for the 35th annual C-M-A Awards are announced and Sara Evans leads the pack with nods in five categories. She'll end up with only one award--Video of the Year for "Born to Fly."

2001 - Toby Keith releases Pull My Chain.

1998 - GeorgeStrait tops Radio & Records' country chart with "True."

1997 - Alan Jackson's wife, Denise, gives birth to their third daughter, Dani Grace.

1993 - Tracy Lawrence hits number-one on the Billboard chart with "Can't Break It to My Heart."

1992 - Lorrie Morgan's Something in Red album is certified platinum.

1988 - Charlie Daniels and several members of his band escape injury when their bus bursts into flames on the Ventura Freeway in southern California.

1982 - GeorgeStrait scores his very first number-one hit as "Fool Hearted Memory" tops the Billboard country chart.

1981 - Kenny Rogers' Share Your Love album is certified gold and platinum.


FRI, 8/29

2006 - The soundtrack for Toby Keith's feature film debut, Broken Bridges, hits stores. Also hitting stores is Overnight Sensational, the album by Sam Moore of the legendary soul duo Sam and Dave, which features Wynonna, Travis Tritt and Vince Gill, among others.

2002 - Nominations are announced for the 36th annual C-M-A Awards. Alan Jackson has a record 10 nominations, breaking a record of nine set in 1970 by Merle Haggard.

2000 - Patty Loveless releases her Strong Heart Album.

1998 - Johnny Rodriguez fatally shoots a man who enters his parents' home. He mistakes the man--an acquaintance--for a burglar.

1998 - LeAnn Rimes breaks the record for the most weeks ever spent in the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 as "How Do I Live" holds at number-40 in its 61st week on the chart. She beats the previous record set by Jewel's double-sided hit, "You Were Meant For Me"/"Foolish Games."

1995 - Faith Hill's It Matters to Me album is released.

1992 - Mark Chesnutt scores a number-one hit as "I'll Think of Something" tops the Billboard chart.

1987 - Country comedian Archie Campbell (Hee Haw) dies. He was 72.

1987 - Hank Williams Junior tops the Billboard country chart with "Born to Boogie."

1981 - Ronnie Milsap reaches number-one with "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me." The song was also a Top-5 pop hit.

1979 - The Oak Ridge Boys Have Arrived album is certified platinum.