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Brad Paisley Wears A Special Jacket, Joe Diffie Is Big – Today In Country Music History

Brad Paisley wore a very special jacket for his induction into the Grand Ole Opry on this date in 2001, Joe Diffie was big … REALLY BIG … in 1996 and Gene Autry didn’t like fences in 1945.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 17 February, 2012.

  • Porter Wagoner gave his first Los Angeles concert in nearly 40 years, opening for Neko Case at the Henry Fonda Theatre, in 2007. He employed an all-star band with guitarist Marty Stuart, bass player Dwight Yoakam and drummer Billy Bob Thornton.
  • Brad Paisley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2001 wearing the yellow jacket that Buck Owens wore the night he recorded his Live At Carnegie Hall album.
  • Jamie O’Neal peaked at Number One in Billboard with “There Is No Arizona” in 2001.
  • Joe Diffie‘s “Bigger Than The Beatles” hit Number One on the Billboard country singles chart in 1996.
  • John Michael Montgomery‘s “I Can Love You Like That” was released in 1995.
  • Gene Autry‘s “Don’t Fence Me In” charted in 1945.

Let’s give a quick listen to Joe Diffie’s tune from 1996.

 

http://youtu.be/mLHkgOogMaQ

 

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Dave D.

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