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Jason Aldean Gets Gold, Elvis Goes To Vegas – Today In Country Music History

Faith Hill performs live on stage at Rod Laver Arena on March 20, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Jason Aldean scored a gold single on this date in 2006, Faith Hill sang about Mississippi in 2004, Elvis played Vegas in 1969 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 31 July, 2012.

  • Jason Aldean’s “Why” earned a gold single from the Recording Industry Association of America in 2006.
  • Faith Hill recorded “Mississippi Girl” at Emerald Entertainment in Nashville in 2004.
  • The Dixie Chicks recorded an episode of CMT Crossroads with James Taylor in Nashville in 2002.
  • Blake Shelton‘s self-titled debut album was released in 2001.
  • Elvis Presley began a historic four-week run at Las Vegas’ International Hotel in 1969 in his first live show since 1961. In the audience were Liberace, Herb Alpert, Dick Clark, Cary Grant, Fats Domino, Burt Bacharach, Pat Boone and Paul Anka.
  • Jim Reeves died in 1964 at the age of 39 in an airplane crash near Nashville, Tennessee.

You can take the girl out of Mississippi …

 

 

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