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Kenny Chesney Blinked, Josh Turner Got His Day – 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)

Kenny Chesney Blinked on this date in 2007, Clint Black was the best man for the job in 1991 and Josh Turner got his day in 2004.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 27 October, 2011.

  • Kenny Chesney claimed the Numbe One spot on the Billboard country chart with “Don’t Blink” in 2007.
  • Shut Up And Sing, the Dixie Chicks documentary following Natalie Maines‘ controversial remarks about President Bush, hit the big screen in New York and L.A. in 2006.
  • Florence, South Carolina celebrated “Josh Turner Day” with a performance from their native son in 2004.
  • “Only In America” topped the country chart for Brooks & Dunn in 2001.
  • Clint Black served as best man when Lorrie Morgan married his bus driver Brad Thompson in 1991.
  • Alabama‘s “If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band)” hit number one on the country chart in 1984.

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Dave D.

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