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Toby Keith Is In Love and Reba Gets Her Day – Today In Country Music History

 

Blake Shelton (L) and Reba McEntire host the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Toby Keith loved his bar – and we do mean HIS bar – on this date in 2005 and Reba McEntire got her very own day in 2001.

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 22 June, 2011.

  • Toby Keith‘s I Love This Bar & Grill opened in Oklahoma City in 2005.
  • George Strait earned a Number One single in Billboard with “Living And Living Well” in 2002.
  • The city of New York celebrated Reba McEntire Day as the singer closed her five-month run on Broadway in a production of Annie Get Your Gun in 2001.
  • The Dixie Chicks went gold for the first time with their Wide Open Spaces album in 1998.
  • Tracy Lawrence began a three-week run at Number One in Billboard with “Time Marches On” in 1996.
  • Shania Twain went platinum for the first time in her career with her album The Woman In Me in 1995.
  • Brooks & Dunn made their chart debut with “Brand New Man,” which went on to be a Number One hit, in 1991.
  • Garth Brooks‘ “The Thunder Rolls” became his sixth chart-topping hit in 1991.
  • Merle Haggard recorded the Number One single “Going Where The Lonely Go” in 1981.
  • Kenny Rogers earned his first gold single for “Lucille” in 1977.
  • Waylon Jennings charted his first Number One single in Billboard with “This Time” in 1974.
  • Roy Drusky joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1959.
  • Hank Williams‘ “Hey, Good Lookin’” was released in 1951.

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Dave D.

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