A Day in Music - August 18th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Reba released her album, Keep on Loving You.

2006 - Johnny Cash's album, American Five: A Hundred Highways, was certified gold.

2004 - Big & Rich's debut album, Horse of a Different Color, was certified platinum.

2003 - Toby Keith's single, "I Love this Bar," debuted.

1997 – Joe Diffie joined with Tower Records and America Online for the first “virtual in-store.”  Diffie chats and holds a “virtual autograph session” during which fans can receive a virtual autograph via Diffie’s electronic writing pad.

1979 - Mel Tillis took the top spot with "Coca Cola Cowboy."

1977 – Elvis Presley's funeral was held at his Graceland estate.

1973 - Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn scored a number one hit with "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man."

1961 - Jimmy Dean recorded "Big Bad John" in Nashville.

Image: The Valory Music Company

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