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George Strait, Eric Church, Garth Brooks – Today In Country Music History

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George Strait makes the list twice with Baby’s Gotten Good At Goodbye from 1989 and Troubador from 2008. It sure doesn’t seem like that album’s been around for four years!

Read on to see what happened with Eric Church, Garth Brooks, Diamond Rio and more Today In Country Music History, April 1st, 2011.

  • George Strait‘s Troubadour album was released in 2008.
  • Eric Church made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2006.
  • Diamond Rio‘s “Beautiful Mess” was released to radio in 2002.
  • Garth Brooks made the cover of Rolling Stone in 1993, where he defended his stance on homosexuality and inter-racial marriage in “We Shall Be Free.”
  • George Strait claimed the Number One position on the Billboard country chart with “Baby’s Gotten Good At Goodbye” in 1989.
  • Mark Herndon joined Alabama as the band’s drummer in 1979.
  • The Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum opened in 1967.
  • The Everly Brothers‘ first Number One hit, “Bye Bye Love,” was released in 1957.

Dave D.

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