A Day in Music - January 11th

Today in country music history:

2010 - Luke Bryan's single "Rain Is a Good Thing" was released to radio.

2007 - Jack Ingram's "Lips of an Angel" video made its world premiere.

2006 - Sugarland's debut project Twice the Speed of Life went double platinum.

2005 - Big & Rich's album Horse of a Different Color was certified double platinum.

2003 - Mark Wills began a six-week stay at number one with "19 Somethin'."

2003 - Shania Twain's video for "Up!" and Montgomery Gentry's clip for "Speed" debuted.

1999 - John Berry sang an a cappella version of the National Anthem during the inauguration ceremony of Georgia governor Roy E. Barnes.

1997 - Wade Hayes performed "On a Good Night" for his Grand Ole Opry debut. He also joined Ricky Skaggs' band Kentucky Thunder to play "Highway 40 Blues."

1997 - Kevin Sharp's cover of "Nobody Knows" went to number one on the country chart.

1990 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's album Will the Circle Be Unbroken Volume 2 received five Grammy nominations.

1967 - Johnny Cash and June Carter recorded "Jackson" at Nashville's Columbia Recording Studios.

1964 – Johnny Cash's Ring Of Fire became the first country album to top the U.S. pop albums chart.

 

Birthday:

Naomi Judd - singer, mother of Wynonna and Ashley

 

Image: Warner Music Nashville

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