A Day in Music - April 1st

Today in country music history:

2008 - George Strait's CMA and Grammy-winning album Troubadour was released.

2006 - Eric Church made his Grand Ole Opry debut singing "How 'Bout You" and the Leadbelly song "Black Betty."

2002 - Diamond Rio's hit single "Beautiful Mess" hit the airwaves.

1997 - Since Trace Adkins was planning to sing at his upcoming wedding, his management company sent a contract and a bill for $7,500 to the family of his fiancé, Rhonda, as an April Fool's Day joke.

1993 - Garth Brooks made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

1992 - Jimmy Buffett and wife Jane Slagsvol had their second child, a daughter they named Sarah Delaney.

1989 - George Strait earned one of many number one hits with "Baby's Gotten Good at Goodbye."

1977 – Elvis Presley was admitted to a Memphis hospital due to fatigue and intestinal flu. He stayed in the hospital for six days.

1974 - The number one song was "Hooked on a Feeling" by B.J. Thomas.

1956 - Elvis Presley had a screen test at Paramount Studios. It led to a three-film deal worth $450,000.


Jim Ed Brown - singer, "Pop A Top," "I Don't Want to Have to Marry You" with Helen Cornelius

Billy Dean - singer, "Billy the Kid," "Somewhere in My Broken Heart"

Hillary Scott - Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”

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