Brad Paisley played in Britain on this date in 2010, Tracy Lawrence relied on the goodwill of his Friends in 2007, Charlie Daniels had a fiddle match with some pretty fiery competition in 1979 and more.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 23 June, 2012.

  • 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.

This song just never gets old.



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