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Josh Turner, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton – Today In Country Music History

Randy Travis attends the 4th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on September 20, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)

It was just a year ago today that Josh Turner’s Why Don’t We Just Dance went gold, Randy Travis went to number one with Three Wooden Crosses in 2003 and Dolly Parton was at number one with Starting Over Again back in 1980.

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 24 May, 2011.

  • Josh Turner earned a gold single for “Why Don’t We Just Dance” in 2010.
  • Buddy Jewell made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2003.
  • Randy Travis‘ “Three Wooden Crosses” climbed to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 2003.
  • David Lee Murphy‘s debut album, Out With A Bang, was released in 1994.
  • Diamond Rio‘s self-titled debut album was released in 1991.
  • Dolly Parton‘s single “Starting Over Again” went to Number One in 1980.
  • “I’m Not Lisa” brought Jessi Colter her only Number One country single in Billboard in 1975.
  • Buck Owens recorded “Under the Influence of Love” in 1961.

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Dave D.

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