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Alabama Calls It Quits, Sara Evans Does The Laundry – Today In Country Music History

Alan Jackson performs at the 2012 BamaJam Music and Arts Festival – Day 2 on BamaJam Farms in Enterprise Alabama on June 15, 2012 (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and others joined the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on this date in 2011, Alabama played their last show in 2004, Sara Evans was at the top o the Country music charts in 2004 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 16 October, 2012.

  • Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks joined the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame along with Thom Schuyler, Allen Shamblin and John Bettis during a ceremony at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in 2011.
  • Vince Gill, Jerry Reed, “Prisoner Of The Highway” songwriter Mike Reid, “What Mattered Most” composer Gary Burr and “Don’t Rock The Jukebox” creator Roger Murrah were added to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during an event at the Renaissance Hotel in 2005.
  • Alabama performed their final show, in Bismarck, North Dakota in 2004.
  • Sara Evans went to Number One on the Billboard chart with “Suds In The Bucket” in 2004.

 

 

  • Tracy Byrd appeared on the Grand Ole Opry for the first time in 1993.
  • Clay Walker scored his first Number One hit with “What’s It To You” in 1993.
  • Jimmie Davis was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1972.
  • Dolly Parton was hired to co-star on The Porter Wagoner Show in 1967.
  • George Morgan joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1948.

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