A Day in Music - July 1st

Today in country music history:

2009 - Zac Brown Band's "Toes" was released to radio.

1998 - Martina McBride became the first contemporary country artist to join the Lilith Fair tour.

1995 - John Michael Montgomery went to number one with "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)."

1990 - Hank Williams, Jr. married his fourth wife, Mary Jane Thomas, in Montana.

1989 - Kathy Mattea reached the top of the country chart with "Come From The Heart."

1980 - John Anderson's self-titled debut album was released.

1972 - Alabama gave its first public performance as Wildcountry at the Canyon Land theme park in Alabama.

1972 - Hank Williams, Jr. went to number one with "Eleven Roses."

 

Birthdays:

Michelle Wright - singer, "Take It Like a Man"

Keith Whitley (1955-1989) - "I'm No Stranger to the Rain," "When You Say Nothing At All"

 

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