A Day in Music - April 19th

Today in country music history:

2010 - Zac Brown Band's album The Foundation was certified double platinum.

2007 - Keith Urban's video for "I Told You So" premiered. 

2005 - Carrie Underwood performed the disco anthem “MacCarthur Park” as a contestant on American Idol.

2003 - Brad Paisley's video for “Celebrity” premiered on CMT, with cameos from Jason Alexander, Jim Belushi, Little Jimmy Dickens and William Shatner.

1995 - The Eagles began a two-night stand in Nashville. Reba, Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, Lorrie Morgan and Clay Walker were spotted in the crowd.

1990 - Lorrie Morgan picked up her first gold album for Leave the Light On.

1988 - George Strait's debut album, Strait Country, went gold, seven years after it came out.

1980 - For the first time ever, the top five artists on the country chart were all female: Crystal Gayle was at number one, followed by Dottie West, Debbie Boone, Emmylou Harris and Tammy Wynette.

1980 - Crystal Gayle claimed the top spot on the country chart with “It’s Like We Never Said Goodbye.”

1978 - Columbia Records released Willie Nelson's hallmark Stardust album.

1969 - “Galveston” became a number one hit for Glen Campbell.

 

Birthday:

Bekka Bramlett - singer, Bekka and Billy, daughter of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett

 

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