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Lady A Sings National Anthem, Sara Evans Flies – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

Sara Evans performs during Country Thunder music festival - Day 4 on July 24, 2011 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)

It was on this date one year ago today that Lady Antebellum sang the National Anthem to start a World Series game between the Rangers and the Giants. Let’s hope tonight’s game ends up with the Rangers on top!

Sara Evans was Flying on this date in 2001 and Alan Jackson wrote Where Were You at 4 am on this date in 2001.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 28 October, 2011.

  • Lady Antebellum sang the national anthem at San Francisco’s AT&T Park in 2010, where the Giants beat the Texas Rangers, 9-0, in a World Series game.
  • Heartland‘s debut single, “I Loved Her First” topped the Billboard chart in 2006.
  • Big & Rich received their first gold single for “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” in 2004.
  • Sara Evans soared with her first double-platinum album, Born To Fly, in 2001.
  • Alan Jackson woke at four in the morning and wrote “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” in 2001, inspired by the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
  • Lonestar earned their first gold album for their self-titled debut in 1996.
  • David Lee Murphy‘s first and only Billboard chart topper, “Dust On The Bottle,” arrived at Number One in 1995.
  • Tracy Lawrence‘s debut album, Sticks And Stones, was released in 1991.
  • Bill Monroe made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, then held at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium, in 1939.

Here’s a short clip of Alan talking about how the song, Where Were You, came to be.

 

 

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