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This Weekend in Country Music History

Friday

1970  Happy Birthday Jimi Westbrook  (seen in photo far right) born in Jacksonville, Arkansas. He joins the vocal group Little Big Town, identified by thick, four-part harmony on such hits as “Boondocks,” “Pontoon,” “Tornado” ” and “Little White Church”

1979 “All the Gold in California” is #1 on the country music charts

1991  Clint Black and Lisa Hartman were married on this day.  He proposed to her while jogging around the track at University of Utah in Salt Lake City

Saturday

1977 Happy Birthday Singer/songwriter

is born in Buchanan, Virginia. He becomes the lead singer of Old Dominion and writes Dierks Bentley’s “Say You Do,” Sam Hunt’s “Make You Miss Me” and Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For A Rainy Day”

 

1999 The Dixie Chicks’ album “Wide Open Spaces” certified Platinum eight times over meaning 8 million in sales.

Sunday

2005 Keith Urban’s “Better Life” begins a six-week run at the top of the Billboard chart

2012  Big Machine releases the Taylor Swift album “Red”



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