A Day in Music - July 18th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Garth Brooks was a surprise guest at Billy Joel's concert at New York's Shea Stadium before it was demolished. They sang "Shameless" together.

2006 - Rodney Atkins' album If You're Going Through Hell was released.

2006 - Eric Church's debut album, Sinners Like Me, was released.

1999 - Radney Foster of Foster & Lloyd became a new dad.  His wife Cyndi Hoezle welcomed a son, Jackson Butterfield Foster.

1987 - The Judds went to number one with "I Know Where I'm Going."

1986 - Johnny Cash found out in a newspaper article that Columbia Records had dropped him after 28 years with the label.

1981 - Alabama hit number one with "Feels So Right."

1964 - Roger Miller scored his first number one hit with "Dang Me."

1964 - Connie Smith made her Grand Ole Opry debut.

1960 - Brenda Lee had the number one single with "I'm Sorry."


Birthday:

Ricky Skaggs - CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1985, Grand Ole Opry member, "Country Boy," "Don't Cheat in Our Hometown"

Image: Webster PR

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