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Sara Evans Flies, Steve Wariner Has A Big Weekend – Today In Country Music History

Jake Owen performs during the 2010 BamaJam Music & Arts Festival at the corner of Hwy 167 and County Road 156 on June 5, 2010 in Enterprise, Alabama. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Sara Evans was “flying” on this date in 2001, Producer T-Bone Burnett was wondering where his “brothers” were in that same year and Steve Wariner had a big “weekend” in 1987.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 25 July, 2011.

  • Dixie Chick Martie Maguire and her husband, Gareth, had a daughter, Harper Rosie Maguire, in Austin, Texas in 2008.
  • Jake Owen‘s debut album, Startin’ With Me, was released in 2006.
  • Born To Fly became Sara Evans’ first platinum album in 2001.
  • The T Bone Burnett-produced O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack went double-platinum in 2001.
  • Kenny RogersShe Rides Wild Horses album was certified for shipments of one million copies in 2000, giving him at least one platinum album in each of four straight decades.
  • The late Keith Whitley was honored with a gold album for the first time for Don’t Close Your Eyes in 1989.
  • Steve Wariner‘s “The Weekend” reached Number One in Billboard in 1987.
  • Garth Brooks‘ “The River” became his ninth Number One hit in 1992.
  • “Snowbird” marked Anne Murray‘s debut on the U.S. country charts in 1970.

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Dave D.

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