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Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes – Today In Country Music History

Carrie Underwood performs onstage during 2011 Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on May 1, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

It was on this date in 2005 that Garth Brooks proposed to Trisha Yearwood, Carrie Underwood won American Idol that very same day and LeAnn Rimes’ Blue took the charts by storm on this date in 1996.

Wow! Was it really that long ago? Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 25 May, 2011.

  • Garth Brooks proposed to Trisha Yearwood on one knee in front of more than 7,000 fans at the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California in 2005.
  • Carrie Underwood won American Idol in 2005.
  • Alan Jackson began a four-week ride at Number One in Billboard with “Drive (For Daddy Gene)” in 2002.
  • LeAnn Rimes‘s recording of “Blue” charted in 1996.
  • “This Time” netted a gold album for Dwight Yoakam in 1993.
  • Doug Stone scored his first Number One hit with “In A Different Light” in 1991.
  • Marty Robbins signed with Columbia Records in 1951.

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