A Day in Music - July 31st

Today in country music history:

2006 - Jason Aldean earned a gold single for "Why."

2004 - Faith Hill recorded "Mississippi Girl" in Nashville.

2002 - The Dixie Chicks recorded a CMT Crossroads episode with James Taylor in Nashville.

2001 - Blake Shelton's self-titled debut album hit stores.

1964 - Singer Jim Reeves died in a plane crash in Brentwood, Tennessee.  He was 39.

1948 - Country music appeared on national television for the first time with a show taped at Washington, D.C.'s Constitution Hall featuring Kitty Wells, Eddy Arnold and Johnny & Jack.


Birthdays:

Chad Brock - singer, "Yes!"

Zac Brown - lead singer of Zac Brown Band, "Chicken Fried," "Whatever It Is"


Image: Warner Nashville

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