Darius Rucker officially went country today with Don't Think I Don't Think About It in 2008, Garth Brooks' No Fences became the first country album to certify 14 million copies shipped and Eddy Arnold logged his 54th week on the Country charts with Bouquet of Roses way back in 1949!

Here's the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 21 May, 2011.

  • Darius Rucker's first country single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," was released to radio in 2008.
  • Emerson Drive's self-titled debut album was released in 2002.
  • The movie premiere of Pearl Harbor was held in Hawaii in 2001. Faith Hill opened the event by singing the national anthem. and Lee Greenwood closed it with "God Bless The U.S.A."
  • Garth Brooks' No Fences became the first country album certified for shipments of 14 million copies in 1998.
  • John Berry scored his first Number One hit with "Your Love Amazes Me" in 1994.
  • Trisha Yearwood and the Mavericks' Robert Reynolds were married at the Ryman Auditorium in 1994. They have since divorced, and Trisha is now married to Garth Brooks.
  • Tracy Lawrence signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1991.
  • Kathy Mattea climbed to Number One in Billboard with "Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses" in 1988.
  • Waylon Jennings' "Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)" began a six-week run at Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1977.
  • Eddy Arnold's "Bouquet Of Roses" logged its 54th week on the Billboard country chart in 1949.

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Dave D.