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Gretchen Wilson Gets A Park, Glen Campbell Gets Some Bling – Today In Country Music History

Big Kenny, Gretchen Wilson and John Rich attend the 2011 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Beth Gwinn/Getty Images)

Most people have yards, as of 2004 Gretchen Wilson had her own park! Eddie Rabbitt was drvin’ on this date in 1980 and Glen Campbell was showing some bling in1975.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 23 August, 2011.

  • The Pocahontas Village Board in Illinois voted to rename the town’s Pocahontas Community Park as Gretchen Wilson Park in 2004.
  • Trace Adkins joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2003. He was officially inducted by Ronnie Milsap and Lorrie Morgan.
  • Billy Dean‘s debut album, Young Man, went gold in 1994.
  • Patty LovelessWhen Fallen Angels Fly album was released in 1994.
  • Eddie Rabbitt earned a Number One on the Billboard country chart with “Drivin’ My Life Away” in 1980.
  • Glen Campbell‘s Rhinestone Cowboy rode to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1975.
  • Johnny Cash climbed to Number One on the Billboard country chart with “A Boy Named Sue” in 1969.
  • “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” by Kitty Wells became the first Number One country hit by a woman in 1952.
  • Eddy Arnold‘s Number One single, “I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms),” charted in 1947.

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Dave D.

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