A Day in Music - August 22nd

Today in country music history:

2002 - George Strait's video for "She'll Leave You with a Smile" premiered.

2001 – Travis Tritt received the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award, in recognition of his distinguished service to the nation.

2001 - Alan Jackson's album, When Somebody Loves You, was certified platinum.

1998 - Jo Dee Messina reached number one on the country chart with “I’m Alright.”

1998 - Garth Brooks promised to return to South America after his first concert there drew over 50 thousand fans during the annual Rodeo Barretos in Brazil.

1997 – Mark Wills performed his hit single “Jacob’s Ladder” for his Grand Ole Opry debut.

1987 - Restless Heart earned a number-one country hit with “Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong or Right).”

1983 - Crystal Gayle and her husband-manager Bill Gatzimos have their first child, Katherine Claire.

1979 - Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels each got four nominations for the CMA Awards.

1968 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette announced their marriage, even though they really didn't tie the knot for another six months.


Birthdays:

Holly Dunn - singer, "Daddy's Hands"

Collin Raye - singer, "Little Rock," "In This Life"

Mila Mason - singer

 

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