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Dierks Bentley, LeAnn Rimes, Marty Robbins – Today In Country Music History

LeAnn Rimes performs prior to the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

It’s been a whole year since Dierks Bently, Alison Krauss and John Hiatt had to cancel a show due to flooding in Nashville, LeAnn Rimes sang at the Kentucky Derby  in 2009 and Marty Robbins hit the number one position on the charts with My Woman, My Woman, My Wife on this date more than thirty years ago.

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 02 May, 2011.

  • Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss and John Hiatt canceled out-of-town concerts when Nashville flooding created transportation problems in 2010.
  • LeAnn Rimes became the first major star to sing the national anthem prior to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville in 2009.
  • The Dixie Chicks appeared nude on the cover of Entertainment Weekly in 2003, with words such as “boycott,” “traitors” and “free speech” superimposed on their bodies, as they discussed the controversy that came from an anti-Bush comment by Natalie Maines.
  • Shania Twain‘s “You’re Still The One” became her sixth Number One country single in 1998.
  • Clint Black signed with RCA Records in 1988.
  • The Highwayman album by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson was released in 1985.
  • Marty Robbins‘s “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife” went to Number One in 1970.

Dave D.

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