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Taylor Swift Makes Sparks Fly, Merle Haggard Has The Blues – Today In Country Music History

Jennifer Nettles (L) and Kristian Bush of Sugarland perform at the Greek Theatre on May 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift was making Sparks Fly on this date in 2011, Jennifer Nettles surprised Kenny Chesney in 2008, Merle Haggard had the Blues in 1969 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 05 July, 2012.

  • Taylor Swift‘s “Sparks Fly” was released to radio in 2011.
  • Jennifer Nettles made an unannounced appearance to perform “Stay” during Kenny Chesney‘s stadium date at Nashville’s LP Field before a crowd of 49,000 people in 2008.
  • Tanya Tucker had her first baby, Presley Tanita, in 1989.
  • George Jones‘ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” hit Number One in 1980.
  • John Conlee debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1980.
  • Merle Haggard‘s Number One single, “Workin’ Man Blues,” charted in 1969.
  • Jack Greene climbed to the top of the Billboard country singles chart with “Statue Of A Fool” in 1969.
  • Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right” at Memphis’ Sun Recording Studio in 1954.

Here’s Taylor before the bangs.

 

 

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Dave D.

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