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Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard – Today In Country Music History

Kenny Chesney performs onstage during 2011 Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 30, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Proposals and marriages and annullments, oh my!

It seems love has been in the air on this date in the world of Country Music, although it hasn’t always lasted very long. Blake proposed to Miranda one year ago today, Kenny and Renee got married (for a few months, anyway) on the beach in the Virgin Islands in 2005 and Merle Haggard recorded a song about a mother’s love for her son back in … What year was that?

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 09 May, 2011.

Blake Shelton proposed to Miranda Lambert in the woods near her home in Tishomingo, Oklahoma in 2010.

  • A barefoot Kenny Chesney married actress Renee Zellweger in the Virgin Islands in 2005. They annulled the marriage after only a few months.
  • Brooks & Dunn‘s “Neon Moon” hit Number One on the Billboard country singles chart in 1992.
  • Keith Whitley died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 33 in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in 1989.
  • Tim McGraw arrived in Nashville to further his music career in 1989.
  • Merle Haggard recorded the chart-topping single “Mama Tried” in 1968.
  • Hank Williams‘s Number One single “Take These Chains From My Heart” charted in 1953.

Dave D.

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