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Keith Urban Plays The Ryman, Elvis Is Broken Hearted – Today In Country Music History

Scott Waugh, Keith Urban, and Mike McCoy attend Relativity Media's ACT OF VALOR Nashville premiere on February 7, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images for Relativity Media)

Keith Urban played the first night of a three night stand at the Ryman Auditorium on this date in 2005, Jo Dee Messina was felling Alright in 1998 and Elvis “checked in” at the top of the Country music charts in 1956.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 17 March, 2012.

  • Keith Urban began a three-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in 2005. The encore included a surprise appearance by Kenny Chesney.
  • Kenny Chesney sang “Me And You” during the wedding ceremony of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and Ashley Thompson in 2001.
  • “I’m a Man of Constant Sorrow” by the Soggy Bottom Boys (lead singer: Dan Tyminski), from the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou, made its chart debut in 2001.
  • Jo Dee Messina‘s sophomore album, I’m Alright, was released in 1998.
  • Randy Travis began a four-week stay at Number One on the Billboard country chart with “Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart” in 1990.
  • Ricky Skaggs earned the first gold album of his career with Waitin’ For The Sun To Shine in 1983.
  • In her first session, 13-year-old Tanya Tucker recorded “Delta Dawn,” destined to be a Top Ten hit, in 1972.
  • Elvis Presley‘s “Heartbreak Hotel” reached Number One on the Billboard country singles chart in 1956.
  • Bill Monroe recorded “Kentucky Waltz” in 1951.

Any day is a good day to spin some Elvis!

 

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