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Brad Paisley Goes Across The Pond, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Sell Out – Today In Country Music History

Brad Paisley and Jeff Cook and Randy Owen from the band Alabama perform onstage at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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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