A Day in Music - June 1st

Today in country music history:

2009 - Joe Nichols began his first tour of U.S. military bases in Iraq.

2006 - Josh Turner earned his first two gold singles for "Long Black Train" and "Your Man."

2001 – The Oak Ridge Boys received the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America in recognition of their distinguished service to young people.

1999 - Brad Paisley's debut album, Who Needs Pictures, was released.

1999 – Brooks & Dunn member Kix Brooks embarked on a journey by water to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

1997 – Kenny Rogers married his production assistant, Wanda Miller, at their farm in Athens, Georgia.

1994 - Restless Heart performed at the opening of Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon. Marty Stuart and Tanya Tucker were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

1993 - Sawyer Brown received their first gold album for The Dirt Road.

1991 - Diamond Rio earned their first chart topper with "Meet in the Middle."

1974 - Ronnie Milsap scored his first number one hit with "Pure Love."

1971 – The two-room shack in Tupelo, Mississippi where Elvis Presley was born opened to the public as a tourist attraction.

1964 - Dolly Parton moved to Nashville a day after her high school graduation and met her husband, Carl Dean, at a laundromat.



Ronnie Dunn - singer, Brooks & Dunn


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