Gretchen Wilson, Travis Tritt and Tim McGraw – Today In Country Music History
Gretchen Wilson got her GED in 2008, Marty Stuart was Travis Tritt’s Best Man in 1997, and Tim McGraw released his debut album in 1993. Can it really be that long ago?
Here’s the list of what happened Today In Country Music History for April 12th, 2011.
- Hank Williams was honored with a special citation for “craftsmanship as a songwriter” as the Pulitzer Prize winners are announced in 2010.
- Gretchen Wilson took her final exam at a high school in Wilson County, Tennessee in 2008 to receive her GED.
- Diamond Rio collected a gold album for their Greatest Hits album in 1999.
- Boxcar Willie died at the age of 67 in 1999.
- Travis Tritt married Theresa Nelson at his home in Paulding County, Georgia, with Marty Stuart serving as best man, in 1997.
- Dwight Yoakam‘s Hillbilly Deluxe album was certified platinum in 1994.
- Tim McGraw‘s self-titled debut album was released in 1993.
- Garth Brooks‘s self-titled debut album was released in 1989.
- Charley Pride‘s remake of Hank Williams‘ “Honky Tonk Blues” went to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1980.
- The first Fan Fair took place at Nashville’s downtown Municipal Auditorium in 1972.
- Marty Robbins won a Grammy for “El Paso” in 1961.
- Hank Williams signed the first exclusive songwriter’s agreement with Acuff-Rose in 1944.