A Day in Music - July 24th

Today in country music history:

2007 - Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert shot an installment of CMT Cross Country in Nashville.

2007 - Porter Wagoner opened for rock band The White Stripes at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

2006 - The CMA Music Festival: Music's Biggest Party special aired on ABC-TV featuring Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr, Trace Adkins and Wynonna, among others.

2004 - Toby Keith headlined his first stadium date at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Montgomery Gentry and Gretchen Wilson were also on the bill.

2003 - Johnny Cash picked up six nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards for "Hurt."

1998 - Tanya Tucker filed a 300-thousand-dollar lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville.  She claimed the label neglected her career on purpose.

1996 - Blackhawk's self-titled debut album was certified double-platinum.

1990 - Kathy Mattea went gold for the first time with Willow in the Wind.

1989 - Ricky Van Shelton earned his first platinum award for Wild-Eyed Dream.

1980 - The Urban Cowboy soundtrack, featuring Kenny Rogers, Anne Murray, Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee, was platinum.


Birthdays:

Pam Tillis - singer, "Shake the Sugar Tree," "Maybe it Was Memphis"

Jerrod Niemann - "Lover, Lover," "What Do You Want from Me"


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