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Carl Perkins Has Fancy Shoes, Shania Twain Says “Come On Over” – Today In Country Music History

Musicians Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, musician Jason Aldean and musicians Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts attend the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)

Jason Aldean’s career was Wide Open on this date in 2009, Shania Twain shipped 10 million copies of an album – for the second time – on this date in 1999 and Carl Perkins’ fancy footwear took him to the very top of the Country music charts on this date in 1956.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 07 April, 2012.

  • Jason Aldean‘s album Wide Open was released in 2009.
  • Jessica Andrews scored her first Number One single with “Who I Am” in 2001.
  • Shania Twain’s Come On Over album was recognized for shipments of 10 million copies in 1999, making her the first country female to have two albums reach that mark.
  • Kris Kristofferson‘s first Number One single, “Why Me,” charted in 1973.
  • Marty Robbins recorded the Number One pop and country hit “El Paso” in 1959.
  • Carl Perkins took “Blue Suede Shoes” to Number One on the Billboard country singles chart in 1956.


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