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Rodney Atkins Goes Through Hell, Shania Twain Has A Baby – Today In Country Music History

Rodney Atkins performs prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 30, 2011 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Shania Twain and her then husband Robert Lange had a baby on this date in 2001 (Do you remember WHERE they had the baby?), Patty Loveless was singing Timber in 1989 and Rodney Atkins was Going Through Hell – and loving it – in 2006.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 12 August, 2011.

  • The Minner Station postal center in Oildale, California was renamed the Buck Owens Post Office in 2008.
  • Rodney Atkins earned his first Number One single in Billboard, “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows),” in 2006.
  • Alan Jackson‘s Greatest Hits Volume II was released in 2003.
  • Shania Twain and husband-producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange welcomed son Eja (pronounced “Asia”) in Switzerland in 2001.
  • Lonestar took “What About Now” to the top of the Billboard country chart in 2000.
  • Patty Loveless scored her first Number One single with “Timber, I’m Falling in Love” in 1989.
  • John Denver married his second wife, Cassandra Delaney, in 1988.
  • Jim Ed Brown joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1963.

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Dave D.

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