A Day in Music - June 3rd

Today in country music history:

2009 - George Strait's album Troubadour was certified platinum.

2006 - Dierks Bentley took "Settle for a Slowdown" went to number one.

2005 - Big & Rich's single "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" was certified platinum.

2000 – Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw were arrested in Buffalo, New York after Kenny rode off on a mounted police officer's horse and Tim allegedly attacked the sheriff's deputies who attempted to stop him.  The pair was acquitted of all charges the following May.

1991 – Willie Nelson released Who'll Buy My Memories - The IRS Tapes.  The album was made up of songs that had been seized by the U.S. government and would go towards paying off his 16 million-dollar tax bill.

1989 - Reba married her manager Narvel Blackstock in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

1982 - Elvis Presley's Graceland Mansion opened as a tourist attraction.

1972 - Donna Fargo went to number one with "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A."

 

Birthday:

Jamie O’Neal - singer, "When I Think About Angels," "There is No Arizona"

Image: The Valory Music Company


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