A Day in Music - January 27th

Today in country music history:

2007 - Rodney Atkins hit number one with "Watching You."

2005 - Blaine Larsen's first video, "How Do You Get That Lonely," premiered on CMT.

2004 - Two songs performed by Alison Krauss in the movie Cold Mountain earned Oscar nominations for the songwriters -- "You Will Be My Ain True Love," written by Sting, and "The Scarlet Tide," written by T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello.

2001 - The Dixie Chicks topped the chart with "Without You."

1998 - The Dixie Chicks' first major label album, Wide Open Spaces, was released.

1992 - Garth Brooks won three American Music Awards, including favorite country album for No Fences. Wynonna made her debut as a solo artist singing "She is His Only Need."

1973 - Tom T. Hall hit number one with "(Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine."

1959 - Johnny Horton recorded "The Battles of New Orleans" in Nashville.


Birthdays:

Cheryl White - singer, The Whites

Richard Young - guitarist, Kentucky Headhunters

Tracy Lawrence - singer, "Sticks & Stones," "Time Marches On"

 

Image: Curb Records

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