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Carrie Underwood Starts The All Star Game, Kenny Rogers Quits – Today In Country Music History

Carrie Underwood performs live at the Palais Theatre on June 26, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Carrie Underwood brought the MLB All Star Game crowd to their feet on this date in 2006, George Strait was in Tennessee in 1987, Kenny Rogers left the New Christy Minstrels in 1967 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 11 July, 2012.

  • Carrie Underwood performed the national anthem prior to Major League Baseball’s all-star game at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park in 2006.
  • “All My Ex’s Live In Texas” took George Strait to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1987.
  • Earl Thomas Conley‘s “Fire And Smoke” went to Number One in 1981.
  • Kenny Rogers quit The New Christy Minstrels to form The First Edition in 1967.
  • Buck Owens recorded the Number One single “Love’s Gonna Live Here” in 1963.
  • Hank Williams recorded the chart-topping single “Jambalaya” in 1952.

Here’s Carrie’s National Anthem performance from 2006.

 

 

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Dave D.

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