A Day in Music - April 26th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Clint Black won 20 thousand dollars for charity as project manager for his team on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice.

2008 - Kenny Chesney's foot was caught between a mechanical lift and the stage during his stadium concert in South Carolina. He finished the show despite a severe injury to the foot.

2005 - Carrie Underwood covered Martina McBride for a second time during season four of American Idol, singing "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues."

2003 - Shania Twain's "Forever and For Always" video premiered.

1998 - Country music fans raised 10 thousand dollars for tornado relief in Nashville.

1997 - George Strait began a five-week run at number one with "One Night at a Time."

1994 - Nicholasville, Kentucky celebrated John Michael Montgomery Day and gave the singer the key to the city.

1980 - Dottie West went to number one with "A Lesson in Leavin'."

1977 - Glen Campbell had the number one song with "Southern Nights," written by New Orleans songwriter Allen Toussaint.

1971 - Sammi Smith's "Help Me Make It Through The Night" was certified gold.

1960 - Elvis Presley started filming G.I. Blues.

1941 - Ernest Tubb recorded "Walking the Floor Over You" in Dallas.

 

Birthday:

Jay DeMarcus - vocalist-bassist, Rascal Flatts, "Bless the Broken Road," "What Hurts the Most," "Fast Cars and Freedom"


 

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