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Shania Twain, Toby Keith, George Strait – Today In Country Music History

Toby Keith poses in the press room during the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Shania played mentor to the final six on American Idol one year ago, Toby’s How Do You Like Me Now?! album went gold in 2000 and George saw his Always Never The Same album go gold and platinum at the same time in 1999. Dolly Parton also recorded Coat Of Many Colors on this date, do you remember what year it was?

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

  • Shania Twain mentored the final six contestants on FOX-TV’s American Idol in 2010.
  • Emmylou Harris and Ernest “Pop” Stoneman were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony in Nashville in 2008.
  • Gretchen Wilson‘s debut single, “Redneck Woman,” was shipped to retail in 2004.
  • Loretta Lynn‘s Van Lear Rose album, produced by White Stripes rocker Jack White, was released in 2004.
  • Monticello, Georgia, renamed Highway 83 the Trisha Yearwood Parkway, honoring its most famous former resident, in 2001.
  • Toby Keith earned a gold album for How Do You Like Me Now?! in 2000.
  • George Strait‘s Always Never The Same album was certified gold and platinum simultaneously in 1999.
  • Tracy Byrd‘s self-titled debut album was released in 1993.
  • Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris performed together for the first time during a taping of the syndicated Dolly TV show in 1976.
  • Waylon Jennings‘ first Number One single, “This Time,” charted in 1974.
  • Hank Snow‘s “Hello Love” became his last Number One single in 1974.
  • Dolly Parton recorded her classic “Coat Of Many Colors” in 1971.
  • Merle Haggard‘s “The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde” went to Number One in Billboard in 1968.
  • Bob Wills recorded the classic single “Faded Love” in 1950.

Dave D.

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