A Day in Music - March 18th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis teamed up for "I Told You So," and Brad Paisley performed "Then" on Fox's American Idol.

2006 - Kenny Chesney kicked off a three-week run at number one with "Living in Fast Forward."

2003 - The Dixie Chicks' album Home was certified platinum for shipments of six million units.

2000 - Toby Keith began a five-week stay at number one with "How Do You Like Me Now?!"

2000 - The U.S. Postal service issued a 20-cent stamped postcard picturing the historic Ryman Auditorium, home to the Grand Ole Opry for over 30 years.

1996 - Brooks & Dunn's single "My Maria" was released.

1989 - Ricky Van Shelton hit number one with his cover of "From a Jack to a King."

1985 - Kris Kristofferson was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

 

Birthdays:

Charley Pride - Country Music Hall of Fame member, "Kiss an Angel Good Morning," "Is Anybody Going to San Antone"

Phillip Sweet - member of Little Big Town, "Boondocks," "Bring it On Home," "Little White Church"

Jaron Lowenstein - singer, "Pray for You"

 

Image: Getty Images

Provided by ABC News Radio

Check out more A Day in Music


Advertisement

Podcasts

Poll