A Day in Music - August 25th

Today in country music history:

2007 - Chuck Wicks sang "Stealing Cinderella" on his Grand Ole Opry debut.

2003 - LeAnn Rimes' book about a baby tiger named Jag hit bookstores.

1998 - Trisha Yearwood's album Where Your Road Leads hit number one.

1998 – Dolly Parton released the album Hungry Again.

1997 – Mindy McCready, Kenny Chesney, Jason Sellers, Sara Evans, Ricochet's Heath Wright, Skip Ewing and Kippi Brannon were among the artists joining Randy Owen for a "We Are the World"-type recording session to help the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  They recorded the song "Make a Miracle."

1992 - Sammy Kershaw earned his first gold album for Don't Go Near the Water.

1984 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band took the top of the country chart for the first time with "Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)."

1979 - The Charlie Daniels Band went to number one with "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

1956 - George Jones joined the Grand Ole Opry for the first time.


Birthdays:

Henry Paul - singer, BlackHawk, "That's Just About Right," "Every Once in Awhile"

Billy Ray Cyrus - singer, "Achy Breaky Heart," TV's Hannah Montana, Miley's dad

Jo Dee Messina - singer, "You're Not in Kansas Anymore," "Bye Bye"

 

Image: Curb Records

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