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The Band Perry Went Political (?), John Denver Went Home – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

Musicians Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of The Band Perry pose in the press room at the American Country Awards 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The Band Perry released a song that might have been written about politicians on this date in 2011, LeAnn Rimes had the first platinum album of the millennium in 2000 and John Denver was Back Home in 1975.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 03 January, 2012.

  • The Band Perry‘s “You Lie” was released to radio in 2011.
  • Toby Keith‘s “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)” went gold in 2006.
  • Sugarland earned the first platinum single of its career for “Baby Girl” in 2006.
  • Joaquin Phoenix, who portrays Johnny Cash in the bio-pic Walk the Line, is on hand at California’s Folsom State Prison for a screening of the movie with more than 50 inmates — nearly 38 years after Cash’s historic concert there in 2006.
  • LeAnn Rimes’ self-titled CD became the first album certified platinum in the new millennium in 2000.
  • Lee Ann Womack and record producer Frank Liddell’s daughter, Anna Lise, was born in Nashville in 1999.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus signed his first recording contract with Mercury Records in 1991.
  • John Denver got a gold record for “Back Home Again” in 1975.

Here’s a look at John Denver and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Farm Aid in 1985.



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