Jimmy Wayne Walks, Billy Currington Sees Stars – Today In Country Music History
It was August 1st of last year that Jimmy Wayne arrived in Phoenix, finishing his seven month walk to raise awareness for homeless teens, and Billy Currington was rushed to the hospital on this date in 2009 when a thunderstorm caused part of his stage to collapse.
Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 01 August, 2011.
- Jimmy Wayne arrived at HomeBase Youth Services in Phoenix, finishing a seven-month Meet Me Halfway walk for homeless teens, in 2010.
- Billy Currington was hospitalized with a concussion suffered when the stage collapsed in a thunderstorm at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta in 2009.
- Rascal Flatts went to the Persian Gulf on their first USO tour in 2005.
- Alan Jackson‘s “Remember When” was released in 2003.
- Garth Brooks‘ “To Make You Feel My Love,” written by Bob Dylan, went to Number One on the country singles chart in 1998.
- Brooks & Dunn‘s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” hit Number One on the country singles chart in 1992.
- Hank Williams Jr.‘s “Dixie On My Mind” hit Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1981.
- Kix and Barbara Brooks married in Nashville in 1981.
- Merle Haggard recorded his first Number One single, “The Fugitive,” in 1966.
- Roy Orbison recorded “Oh, Pretty Woman” in 1964.
- Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records in 1958.
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