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Joe Nichols, Josh Turner, Elvis Presley – Today In Country Music History

Josh Turner performs onstage during 2011 Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on May 1, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Joe Nichols went green – Army green – on this date in 2009, Josh Turner went Gold with Long Black Train in 2006 and Elvis Presley’s birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi, was first opened to the public back in 1971.

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 01 June, 2011.

  • Joe Nichols began his first tour of U.S. military bases in Iraq in 2009.
  • Josh Turner earned the first two gold singles of his career for “Long Black Train” and “Your Man” in 2006.
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter married contractor Timmy Smith in Batesville, Virginia in 2002.
  • Brad Paisley‘s debut album, Who Needs Pictures, was released in 1999.
  • Sawyer Brown received its first gold album for The Dirt Road in 1993.
  • Diamond Rio scored their first Number One hit with “Meet In The Middle” in 1991.
  • Ronnie Milsap earned the first Number One single of his career with “Pure Love,” written by Eddie Rabbitt, in 1974.
  • Elvis Presley‘s birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi, was opened to the public in 1971.
  • Stu Phillips joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1967.
  • Dolly Parton moved to Nashville a day after her high school graduation in 1964 and met her future husband, Carl Dean, at a laundromat.
  • The Everly Brothers debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1957.

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Dave D.

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