A Day in Music - August 10th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Lady Antebellum's single "Need You Now" was released to radio.

2009 - Brooks & Dunn announced their split in a five-sentence statement to fans.

2006 - Kenny Chesney's nine-minute video for "You Save Me" debuted.

2002 - The Dixie Chicks performed on the Grand Ole Opry and interrupted the performance to announce the newest Country Music Hall of Fame inductees: Porter Wagoner and "Jumpin'" Bill Carlisle.

2001 – Dixie Chicks member Martie Seidel married Ireland-based college professor Gareth MaGuire in Hawaii.

1991 - Vince Gill joined the Grand Ole Opry. Roy Acuff inducted him and shed tears as Vince sang "When I Call Your Name."

 

Birthdays:

Gene Johnson - singer-mandolin, Diamond Rio, "Meet in the Middle," "Love a Little Stronger"

Jennifer Hanson - singer-songwriter

Jimmy Martin (1927-2005) - bluegrass singer-songwriter

Jimmy Dean (1928-2010) - Country Music Hall of Fame member, singer, "Big Bad John," turned sausage maker

 

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