Brad Paisley Goes Across The Pond, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Sell Out – Today In Country Music History
Brad Paisley flew across the pond to headline a show for some Shepherds in 2010, Montgomery Gentry made it official in 2009 and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill sold out in New York - with a little help from Tony Bennett - in 2006.
Here's the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 23 June, 2011.
- Brad Paisley headlined a concert in the United Kingdom for the first time, playing Shepherds Bush Empire in London, in 2010.
- Montgomery Gentry joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2009.
- Tracy Lawrence earned a Number One single in Billboard for the first time in 11 years with "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" in 2007.
- Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's sold-out show at New York's Madison Square Garden featured surprise guest Tony Bennett, who joined Tim for a rendition of "Cold, Cold Heart" in 2006.
- Rascal Flatts' single "Bless The Broken Road" went gold and platinum simultaneously in 2005.
- Lonestar's "I'm Already There" began a six-week stay atop the country singles chart in 2001.
- Brooks & Dunn went triple-platinum with their Brand New Man album in 1993, becoming the first duo in country music history to have an album ship three million units.
- Alabama released their first single "I Wanna Be with You Tonight" in 1977.
- The Charlie Daniels Band released "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" in 1979.
- Charley Pride recorded the Top Five single "Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger" in 1967.
- Ray Price spent the first of 20 weeks at Number One in Billboard magazine with "Crazy Arms" in 1956.
- Kitty Wells' "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" was released in 1952.
- Eddy Arnold's Number One single "I Wanna Play House with You" charted in 1951
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