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Brad Paisley, Josh Gracin, Toby Keith – Today In Country Music History

Josh Gracin, former American Idol contestant, sings the National Anthem before the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series 3M Performance 400 on June 18, 2006 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly were declared “beautiful” in 2007, Josh Gracin was eliminated from American Idol in 2004 and Toby Keith released Courtesy Of The Red White And Blue in 2002.

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 07 May, 2011.

  • Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley were featured among People magazine’s 100 most beautiful people in 2007, along with Barbara Mandrell, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman and Miley Cyrus.
  • Billy Dean married Stephanie Paisley in Brentwood, Tennessee in 2005.
  • The Tennessee General Assembly issued a decree honoring Darryl Worley for his support of American troops in 2003. The resolution specifically praised his song “Have You Forgotten?”
  • U.S. Marine Josh Gracin was eliminated from the competition on FOX-TV’s American Idol in 2003. He wound up landing a record deal in Nashville and released his debut album in 2004.
  • Toby Keith‘s “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)” was released in 2002.
  • The T Bone Burnett-produced O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack was certified for shipments of 6 million in 2002.
  • Eddie Rabbitt died of lung cancer in Nashville at the age of 56 in 1998.
  • David Ball made his chart debut with “Steppin’ Out” in 1988.
  • Clint Black climbed to Number One on the Billboard country chart with “Good Run Of Bad Luck” in 1994.
  • Travis Tritt‘s “Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)” was released in 1991.
  • Kris Kristofferson‘s “Me And Bobby McGee” charted in 1969.
  • Hank Williams had his first Number One hit, “Lovesick Blues,” in 1949.

Dave D.

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