A Day in Music - July 6th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley married Nashville publicist Cassie McConnell in the Bahamas.

2008 - Kix Brooks ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

2007 - Rascal Flatts' remake of "Life Is A Highway" was certified both gold and platinum.

2005 – George Strait's album Somewhere Down in Texas entered the Billboard 200 chart at number one.

2003 - The Dixie Chicks performed at Dallas' American Airlines Center despite a threat that Natalie Maines would be shot on stage.

1998 – Acclaimed cowboy singer and actor Roy Rogers died in his sleep. He was 86.

1991 - Alan Jackson started a three-week run at #1 on the chart with "Don't Rock The Jukebox."

1990 - MCA released Mark Chesnutt's first single, "Too Cold At Home."

1978 - Tammy Wynette married songwriter George Richey at her home in Jupiter Beach, Florida.

1974 - Anne Murray scored her first number one hit with a remake of "He Thinks I Still Care."

 

Brithdays:

Jeannie Seely - singer, Grand Ole Opry star

Nanci Griffith - singer-songwriter, "From a Whisper"

 

Image: Ethan Miller / Getty Images


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