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George Strait, Toby Keith, Conway Twitty – Today In Country Music History

Toby Keith poses in the press room with his guitar trophy for the Video Visionary Award at the American Country Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena December 6, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

George Strait headlined at the brand new Cowboys Stadium in 2009, Toby Keith went gold with I Love This Bar and Beer For My Horses in 2005 and Conway Twitty was at the top of the country charts with Hello Darlin’ in 1970!

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 06 June, 2011.

  • George Strait headlined the inaugural event at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and Lee Ann Womack in 2009.
  • Lee Ann Womack‘s single, “Last Call,” was released to radio in 2008.
  • Toby Keith picked up two gold singles for “I Love This Bar” and his duet with Willie Nelson, “Beer For My Horses,” in 2005.
  • Former Trick Pony lead singer Heidi Newfield married sports agent Bill Johnson in Sandestin, Florida in 2004.
  • Rascal Flatts‘ self-titled debut album was released in 2000.
  • George Strait‘s “I Just Want To Dance With You” climbed to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1998.
  • Conway Twitty claimed the Number One spot on the Billboard country chart with “Hello Darlin’” in 1970.
  • Buck Owens‘ “Together Again” took him to Number One on the Billboard country singles chart in 1964.

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Dave D.

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