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The Wreckers, Jason Aldean, Willie Nelson – Today In Country Music History

Jason Aldean arrives at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards RAM Red Carpet held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

It was on this date in 2006 that the Wreckers (Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp) made their Grand Ole Opry debut, Jason Aldean made his first Grand Ole Opry appearance in 2005 and Willie Nelson’s Stardust LP first appeared on the Billboard Country chart. It would stay there for a record 551 weeks! Can you guess what year it first appeared?

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 13 May, 2011.

  • The Wreckers made their Grand Ole Opry debut in 2006.
  • Feels Like Today became Rascal Flatts‘ second double-platinum album in 2005.
  • Jason Aldean made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 2005.
  • Joe Nichols earned his first gold album for his debut Man With A Memory in 2003.
  • Kenny Rogers scored his first Number One hit single in 13 years with “Buy Me A Rose” in 2000.
  • Lee Ann Womack’s self-titled debut album was released in 1997.
  • John Berry‘s “Your Love Amazes Me” went to Number One in 1994.
  • Hank Williams Jr.’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 was certified gold in 1986.
  • Willie Nelson‘s Stardust album entered the Billboard country chart in 1978 and remained there for 551 weeks, which is the all-time country record.
  • Bob Wills died at the age of 70 in 1975.
  • Tanya Tucker debuted on the charts with “Delta Dawn” in 1972.
  • Merle Haggard debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1967.
  • The Everly Brothers debuted on the charts with “Bye Bye Love” in 1957.
  • Elvis Presley‘s “All Shook Up” claimed the top spot on the Billboard country chart in 1957.

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Dave D.

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