A Day in Music - April 7th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Jason Aldean's album Wide Open was released.

2006 - William Lee Golden of The Oak Ridge Boys lost his Sumner County, Tennessee home in a tornado, but his family was unhurt.

2003 - Toby Keith won three trophies at the second annual CMT Flameworthy Awards.

2001 - Jessica Andrews went to number one with "Who I Am."

1999 - Shania Twain's album Come on Over was certified ten-times platinum, making her the first country female artist to reach that mark with two albums.

1990 - Willie Nelson hosted Farm Aid Four in Indianapolis. Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and Dwight Yoakam were on the bill.

1959 - Marty Robbins recorded "El Paso" in Nashville while cutting his entire album Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in a single day.

1956 - Carl Perkins took "Blue Suede Shoes" to number one on the country chart.

 

Birthdays:

Cal Smith - singer

Bobby Bare - singer, "500 Miles Away from Home," "Marie Laveau"

Image: Broken Bow Records

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