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Alan Jackson Was In Love, George Jones Got Married – Today In Country Music History

Alan Jackson performs during Music Builds: the CMT Disaster Relief Concert on May 12, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Alan Jackson was in love on this date in 2001, Jo Dee Messina was doin’ all right in 1998 and George Jones & Tammy Wynette tied the knot on this date in 1968.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 2 August, 2011.

  • Alan Jackson picked up a platinum album for When Somebody Loves You in 2001.
  • Jo Dee Messina scored a Number One hit with “I’m Alright” in 1998.
  • O.V. “Mooney” Lynn Jr., husband of Loretta Lynn, died in 1996.
  • Roy Clark joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1987.
  • The Mavericks earned their first gold album for What A Crying Shame in 1994.
  • Restless Heart appeared at Number One in Billboard with “Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong Or Right)” in 1987.
  • Crystal Gayle and husband-manager Bill Gatzimos welcomed their first child, Katherine Claire, in 1983.
  • George Jones married Tammy Wynette in 1968.

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