This Day In Country Music History Week of 3/26/18

Welcome to the week of March 26th 2018

Today is National Purple Day, and National Nougat Day.  (more information available at national day).Hall of Famer and retired Utah Jazz player John Stockton is 56 today and comedian Martin Short is 68. 

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1968  Happy Birthday Kenny Chesney (turning the big 50) born on this day in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Chesney has recorded 15 albums which have produced more than 30 Top Ten singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, 20 of which climbed to #1.  My personal favorite.  “No Shoes No Shirt No Problem”

1974 Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US Country chart with “Behind Closed Doors”. 

1996 Shania Twain’s “The Woman in Me”  her second studio album was at #1 on the Country chart. It went onto become her biggest-selling recording at the time of its release, selling 4 million copies by the end of the year. “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under” was released at the first single from the album.

Country Music Fun Fact

Garth Brooks is the only solo artist in history with four Diamond albums. Brooks has the two best-selling country albums of all time – No Fences and Ropin’ The Wind.

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