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Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Johnny Cash – Today In Country Music History

Taylor Swift speaks onstage during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ABC)

Taylor Swift’s first album went platinum on this date in 2007, Kenny Chesney headlined a show for the first time in his career in 2003 and ABC-TV aired the first episode of The Johnny Cash Show with special guest Bob Dylan in 1969!

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 07 June, 2011.

  • Taylor Swift‘s self-titled debut album was certified platinum in 2007.
  • Kenny Chesney headlined a stadium show for the first time in his career, playing for 61,780 in the rain at Knoxville’s Neyland Stadium in 2003.
  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s duet “It’s Your Love” began a six-week stay atop the country chart in 1997.
  • Alan Jackson joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1991.
  • Elvis Presley‘s Memphis home, Graceland, opened for public tours in 1982.
  • Barbara Mandrell recorded the album Barbara Mandrell Live at the Roy Acuff Theatre in 1981.
  • ABC-TV aired the first episode of The Johnny Cash Show with guest Bob Dylan in 1969.

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Dave D.

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