A Day in Music - February 9th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Sugarland's Grammy-nominated single "It Happens" was released to radio.

2006 - Brad Paisley's single "Alcohol" went gold.

1998 – Oprah Winfrey announced Garth Brooks would donate his earnings from sales of his album Sevens for a seven-day period to "Oprah's Angel Network," which helps provide scholarships to underprivileged children.

1993 - Reba McEntire picked up her fifth gold album with the self-titled project, Reba.

1980 - The Oak Ridge Boys reached number one with "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight."

1975 - Willie Nelson recorded "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" in Garland, Texas.

 

Birthdays:

Travis Tritt - singer, "I'm Gonna Be Somebody," "It's a Great Day to Be Alive"

Ernest Tubb - 1914-1984/music pioneer

 

Image: The Valory Music Company

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