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Faith Hill and Emmylou Harris, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson – Today In Country Music History

Alan Jackson, Robin Meade, and Hank Williams Jr. attend Music Builds: the CMT Disaster Relief Concert on May 12, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Faith Hill and Emmylou Harris performed at the White House in 2010, Lady Antebellum went Lookin’ For A Good Time in 2008 and Alan Jackson had us all wishing it was 5:00 O’clock where we were back in 2003!

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

  • Faith Hill and Emmylou Harris performed at the White House as Paul McCartney received the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize in 2010.
  • Kellie Pickler earned her first gold single with “Red High Heels” in 2009.
  • Lady Antebellum‘s “Lookin’ For A Good Time” was released to radio in 2008.
  • Alan Jackson‘s duet with Jimmy Buffett, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” was released to radio in 2003.
  • Shania Twain‘s Come On Over album was certified for shipments of 11 million copies in 1999.
  • Helen Carter of the Carter Sisters died at age 70 in 1998. She was the daughter of Maybelle Carter and the sister of Anita and June Carter.
  • Hal Ketchum received the first gold album of his career for Past The Point Of Rescue in 1992.
  • Martina McBride began her first major concert tour opening for Garth Brooks in Denver, Colorado in 1992.
  • Mike Snider joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1990.
  • Randy Travis‘ major label debut, Storms Of Life, was released in 1986.
  • The Everly Brothers claimed the top of the Billboard country chart with “All I Have To Do Is Dream” in 1958.

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Dave D.

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