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Garth Brooks Gets A Party, Faith Hill Cries – Today In Country Music History

Faith Hill (R) and Chrissie Hynde pose during rehearsals for the CMT Crossroads Live From "Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam" at Verizon Theater on February 4, 2011 in Grand Prairie, Texas. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Sugarland released their debut album on this date in 2004, Faith Hill’s fifth album, Cry, was released on this date in 2002 and Capital Records through a party to celebrate Garth Brooks selling 100 million albums in a decade on this date in 2000.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 26 October, 2011.

  • Sugarland‘s debut album, Twice The Speed Of Life, was released in 2004.
  • Faith Hill‘s fifth album, Cry, debuted atop the Billboard 200 pop chart in 2002.
  • The Statler Brothers played their last concert, in Salem, Virginia in 2002.
  • Capitol Records hosts a gala celebration for Garth Brooks in Nashville in 2000 to honor him for sales of more than 100 million albums in the U.S. in a decade.
  • Garth Brooks announced his retirement in a press conference at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville in 2000.
  • Hoyt Axton, who wrote the pop hit “Joy To The World,” died of a heart attack at age 61 in 1999.
  • Gary Allan‘s Smoke Rings In The Dark album was released in 1999.
  • Travis Tritt went to Number One in Billboard with “Anymore” in 1991.
  • Waylon Jennings was hospitalized in California after experiencing chest pains during a performance in 1988.
  • Rodney Crowell recorded the Number One hit “I Couldn’t Leave You If I Tried” in 1987.
  • Waylon Jennings married Jessi Colter in Las Vegas in 1969.

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