A Day in Music - January 8th

Today in country music history:

2007 - Dierks Bentley began a Canadian tour in Vancouver, and fans were shocked to discover he'd shaved off his famous curls. The haircut was done for the video for "Long Trip Alone."

2007 - Craig Morgan earned his first gold album for My Kind of Livin'.

2001 - Faith Hill won three trophies at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Tim McGraw, The Dixie Chicks and Billy Gilman were also winners.

1993 - The U.S. Postal Service released a 29-cent stamp bearing the likeness of a 1950s-era Elvis Presley. Fans chose the young Elvis over the old to be on the stamp.

1992 - Vince Gill's album Pocket Full of Gold was certified platinum.

1983 - Reba scored her first number one hit with "Can't Even Get the Blues."

1980 - Kenny Rogers and his hit "The Gambler" were nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year.

1973 - Elvis Presley sued his wife Priscilla for divorce. It was The King's 38th birthday.



Elvis Presley (1935-1977) - The King of Rock and Roll


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