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Chely Wright, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks – Today In Country Music History

Tim McGraw arrives at the screening of Screen Gems' "Country Strong" at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on December 14, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

One year ago today, Chely Wright came out in her autobiography, Like Me: Confessions Of A Heartland Country Singer, Tim McGraw released A Place In The Sun back in 1999 and Garth Brooks’ No Fences was the first Country album to ship TEN MILLION units. Do you remember the year?

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 04 May, 2011.

  • Chely Wright‘s autobiography, Like Me: Confessions Of A Heartland Country Singer, was released in 2010 and revealed that she is a lesbian.
  • Big & Rich‘s debut album, Horse Of A Different Color, was released in 2004.
  • Tim McGraw‘s A Place In The Sun was released in 1999.
  • Shania Twain‘s “You Win My Love” became her third Number One single in 1996.
  • Garth Brooks’ No Fences became the first country album certified for shipments of 10 million units in 1993.
  • Travis Tritt made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 1991.
  • Dolly Parton & Ricky Van Shelton‘s duet “Rockin’ Years” hit Number One in 1991.
  • Randy Travis‘ second album, Always And Forever, was released in 1987.
  • Marty Robbins wrecked his car racing in the NASCAR Winston 500 in Talladega, Alabama, in 1975

Dave D.

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