A Day in Music - August 5th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Jamey Johnson's album, That Lonesome Song, was released.

2005 - Keith Urban's album, Be Here, was certified double platinum.

2001 - Brooks & Dunn wrapped up their first Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour in Pittsburgh with Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry and Keith Urban.

1998 - George Strait had the most nominations for the 32nd Annual Country Music Association Awards. Those five, including Entertainer of the Year, made Strait the most nominated artist in the history of the competition with 48.

1995 - Alan Jackson hit number one with "I Don't Even Know Your Name."

1989 - Dolly Parton went to number one with "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That."

 

Birthdays:

Bobby Braddock - writer of "He Stopped Loving Her Today," "People are Crazy" and "I Wanna Talk About Me"

Terri Clark - singer, "Better Things to Do," "When Boy Meets Girl," "Now That I've Found You"

Vern Gosdin (1934-2005) - "Chiseled in Stone," "Set 'Em Up Joe"

 

Image: MCA Nashville

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