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This Day In Country Music History 5/11/18

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Top Ten and Bottom Ten Beer Drinking States

Americans really needed a drink last year, apparently.  The country as a whole drank almost seven BILLION gallons of beer in 2017, according to a new report.But who drank the most?  The answer is . . . New Hampshire, at 40.6 gallons per capita.  That means 40.6 gallons for every person, or roughly 433 12-ounce cans or bottles of beer.  That’s more than eight beers a week.  That’s . . . a lot.The rest of the top 10 states that drank the most per capita are:  Montana . . . North Dakota . . . South Dakota . . . Wisconsin . . . Maine . . . Nebraska . . . Nevada . . . Vermont . . . and Texas.And the 10 states that drank the least beer per capita are:  Utah . . . Connecticut . . . Maryland . . . New Jersey . . . New York . . . Rhode Island . . . Indiana . . . Kentucky . . . Massachusetts . . . and Arkansas.

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1955 Born on this day, was Kix Brooks III, country music artist, best known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn who have won more Country Music Association awards and Academy of Country Music awards than any act in the history of country music.

 

1966 Born on this day in Charleston, South Carolina, was Darius Rucker, lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish who had the 2008 US Country #1 hit “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” Rucker won the Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year in 2009. Rucker scored two US Country #1’s in 2010 with “Come Back Song”

 

1969 Glen Campbell was at #1 on the Billboard country album chart with Galveston. The singers thirteenth studio album spent 11 weeks at #1 and 26 weeks on the chart.

1978 Dolly Parton had the country #1 single with “It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right”. Originally appearing on Parton’s Here You Come Again album, “It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right” became Dolly Parton’s seventh #1 country single as a solo artist.

 

1993 Winners at the 28th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by George Strait, Reba McEntire and Randy Owen included: Pioneer Award – George Jones, Top Female Vocalist of the Year – Mary Chapin Carpenter, Top Male Vocalist of the Year – Vince Gill, Top Vocal Group – Diamond Rio, Song of the Year went to Vince Gill for “I Still Believe in You” and Country Music Video of the Year was won by Tanya Tucker for “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane.”

1997 Trace Adkins married Rhonda Forlaw at Nashville’s Belle Meade Mansion in front of over 800 guests. Adkins performed a song he wrote for his bride: “The Rest Of Mine.

2004 Gretchen Wilson released her debut album Here for the Party, which featured her breakthrough single, “Redneck Woman.” 

2006 Rascal Flatts held the top position on the country charts with Me and My Gang. The album went double platinum in the first month of release and has sold almost 5m copies in the US. The singles released from this album included “What Hurts the Most”.

 

2015 Little Big Town were at #1 on the country singles chart with “Girl Crush”, (which topped the chart for 13 weeks). Some radio stations were reported to have pulled “Girl Crush” from their playlists, in response to concerns from listeners who interpreted the song to be about lesbianism.

Country Music Fun Fact

George Strait began his musical interest while attending Pearsall High School, where he played in a rock and roll garage band.

 

 

 

 

 



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