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Brad Paisley Hits High Gear, Elvis Moves To Memphis – Today In Country Music History

Brad Paisley performs during the 2012 CMA Music Festival - Day 1 at LP Field on June 7, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Brad Paisley was in high gear on this date in 2007, Alan Jackson scored some “Real World” gold in 1990, Elvis Presley moved to Memphis in 1948 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 12 September, 2012.

  • Brad Paisley earned a gold album for 5th Gear in 2007.
  • Johnny Cash died at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital of complications from diabetes in 2003, four months after the death of his wife, June Carter.
  • Brooks & Dunn claimed the top spot on the Billboard country chart with “How Long Gone” in 1998.
  • George Strait released his Strait Out Of The Box box set in 1995.
  • On his 63rd birthday, George Jones underwent triple bypass surgery at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital in 1994.
  • Alan Jackson collected his first gold album for Here In The Real World in 1990.
  • As a result of a 20/20 television report, the official case surrounding the 1977 death of Elvis Presley was reopened in 1980.
  • Thirteen-year-old Elvis Presley moved with his parents from Tupelo, Mississippi, to Memphis in 1948.

It’s hard to believe this is from 22 years ago.


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