A Day in Music - May 2nd

Today in country music history:

2010 - Dierks Bentley and Alison Krauss cancelled out of town concerts due to transportation caused by flooding in Nashville.

2009 – Hanna Montana: The Movie soundtrack was the number one album in the country.  It featured songs by Miley Cyrus (as herself and as Hanna Montana), her dad Billy Ray Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts.

2009 - LeAnn Rimes sang the national anthem prior to the Kentucky Derby.

2005 - Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry had titanium rods and plates put in his left wrist during surgery in Lexington, Kentucky. He injured the wrist in a fall during a concert.

2000 - LeAnn Rimes sued her father and former co-manager for allegedly funneling away millions of dollars from the company set up to take care of her finances.

1998 - Shania Twain's "You're Still the One" reached number on the country chart.

1998 - Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Loretta Lynn announced she was going back to college to get a degree.

1996 - Travis Tritt's Greatest Hits from the Beginning was certified Platinum.

1988 - Clint Black signed with RCA Records.

1985 - The Highwaymen album was released featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.

 

Birthdays:

Larry Gatlin - singer-songwriter, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, "All the Gold in California," "Broken Lady"

Ty Herndon - singer, "Living in a Moment," "What Mattered Most"

 

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