This Weekend In Country Music History 12/8/17

Welcome to the weekend of 12/8/17

Today is  National Brownie Day, National pretend to be a time travler day, and National salesperson day.  More info at National Day.

It was on this day that John Lennon is shot to death outside his Manhattan apartment building.  Kim Basinger, actress, singer, producer was born on this day in 1953.

And happy Birthday Teri Hatcher born on this day in 1964


This Weekend In Country Music History

1959 Happy Birthday Marty Raybon  born on this day in Greenville, Alabama. The lead singer for Shenandoah, known for there hits such as “Two Dozen Roses,”(watch music video) “The Church On Cumberland Road” (watch music video) and “If Bubba Can Dance”(watch music video) 


1988 George Strait goes to #1 on the country Billboard charts with “If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’)”(watch video)  

1989 Garth Brooks gets his very first #1 country single: “If Tomorrow Never Comes”(watch video)

1989 Arista releases Alan Jackson’s first hit to country radio,“Here In The Real World” (watch music video)

1990 George Strait starts a five-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country charts with “I’ve Come To Expect It From You” (watch video)

1995 Alan Jackson’s “Tall, Tall Trees” (watch video) is at #1 on the Billboard country charts.


2003 Toby Keith’s album “Shock’n Y’all” goes gold, platinum and double-platinum all in one day. Singles include “Whiskey Girl” (watch Video) “I Love This bar”(watch video) and “American Soldier” (watch video)

2003 Brad Paisley’s album “Mud On The Tires”(watch video) is gold certified.

2005 Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood marry at their home in Owasso, Oklahoma

2011 Lady Antebellum is at the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with “We Owned The Night”(watch video)

More info on these stories and others link up at CMT

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