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Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn, Stagecoach – Today In Country Music History

Gretchen Wilson performs during Music Builds: the CMT Disaster Relief Concert on May 12, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

May 18th has been a good day for Gretchen Wilson, she went gold with Here For The Party and Platinum with Redneck Woman in 2005, Brooks & Dunn’s cover of My Maria went to number one in 1996 and Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and a slew of other Country superstars appeared in the CBS-TV remake of Stagecoach. Can you remember the year?

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 18 May, 2011.

  • Gretchen Wilson earned a gold single with “Here For The Party” and a platinum one with “Redneck Woman” in 2005.
  • Montgomery Gentry‘s You Do Your Thing album was released in 2004.
  • Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings appeared in a CBS-TV re-make of the western movie, Stagecoach, in 1986. The movie also starred June Carter, John Schneider, John Carter Cash, Jessi Colter, David Allan Coe and Billy Swan.
  • Brooks & Dunn‘s single “My Maria,” a cover of the 1973 B.W. Stevenson pop hit, went to Number One in 1996.

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Dave D.

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