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Steve Earle Gets Married, Elvis Gets Divorced – Today In Country Music History

Blake Shelton performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on July 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

On this date in 2005 Steve Earle married singer / songwriter Allison Moorer, on this date in 1972 Elvis Presley got divorced from Priscilla and on this date in 2001 Blake Shelton was waiting for a phone call.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 11 August, 2011.

  • Steve Earle and Allison Moorer were married at the Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville in 2005. It was his seventh wedding, and her second.
  • Blake Shelton scored his first Number One single with “Austin” in 2001.
  • Vince Gill’s The Key album was released in 1998.
  • Eddie Rabbitt’s “Suspicions” reigned at Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1979.
  • Elvis and Priscilla Presley filed for divorce in 1972.
  • Elvis Presley‘s chart-topping single, “Don’t Be Cruel,” charted in 1956.
  • Hank Williams‘ “Hey, Good Lookin’” went to Number One in 1951.

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Dave D.

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