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This Day In Country Music History

Welcome To Tuesday April 17th 2018

IT’S  NATIONAL BAT APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY | NATIONAL CHEESE-BALL DAY | NATIONAL ELLIS ISLAND FAMILY HISTORY DAY (more information available at national day)

JASON ALDEAN believes we’re overdue for some female Entertainer of the Year nominees . . . and he’ll be the first one to congratulate them. (read full story here)

It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1976 Eddie Rabbitt scored his first #1 country single with “Drinkin’ My Baby (Off My Mind)”,the first of fifteen solo #1 country hits for the singer, songwriter

2000 Lonestar released “What About Now”, the fourth single from their 1999 album, Lonely Grill, which went on to spend four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks.

2004 Country music duo The Judds made their Grand Ole Opry debut, performing “Flies On The Butter (You Can’t Go Home Again)” and “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days).”

2007 Tim McGraw was at #1 on the Country charts with Let It Go his eleventh album. The album entered the US Billboard 200 at #1 and produced seven Top 20 chart singles.

Country Music Fun Fact

While in prison, Merle Haggard ran a gambling and brewing racket from his cell.



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