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Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Blake Shelton – Today In Country Music History

Blake Shelton performs onstage during ACM Presents: Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country concert held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 4, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rascal Flatts has a baby in 2008, Little Big Town gets married in 2006 and Blake Shelton went Gold with Barn & Grill in 2005.

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 31 May, 2011.

  • Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon welcomed son Jagger Donovan Rooney in Nashville in 2008.
  • Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook were married in Nashville in 2006.
  • Blake Shelton‘s Barn & Grill was certified gold in 2005.
  • Lee Ann Womack debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1997.
  • Shania Twain earned her first gold album for The Woman In Me in 1995.
  • Tracy Lawrence was shot in a robbery attempt that went awry in Shoney’s parking lot on Music Row just after completing vocals for his debut album in 1991.
  • Randy Travis and Lib Hatcher married in Maui, Hawaii in 1991.
  • Keith Whitley‘s Don’t Close Your Eyes album was released in 1988.
  • “Whoever’s In New England” took Reba McEntire to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1986.
  • Alabama‘s first Number One single, “Tennessee River,” charted in 1980.
  • Tammy Wynette‘s “Singing My Song” went to Number One in 1969.

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Dave D.

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