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Diamond Rio Makes A Beautiful Mess, The Grand Ole Opry Cleans Up – Today In Country Music History

Garth Brooks performs onstage at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 42nd Annual Induction and Awards at The New York Marriott Marquis Hotel - Shubert Alley on June 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall of Fame)

It was smiles all around when the Grand Ole Opry House re-opened on this date in 2010 after massive flood damage and cleanup in Nashville, Diamond Rio was happily going through a Beautiful Mess of their own in 2002 and Garth Brooks was at the top of the Country charts with his Ropin’ The Wind CD in 1991.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 28 September, 2011.

  • The Grand Ole Opry House re-opened in 2010 following May floods with a host of artists, including Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and Little Jimmy Dickens, who all sang “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.”
  • Rascal FlattsFeels Like Today album was released in 2004.
  • Diamond Rio scored a Number One single in Billboard with “Beautiful Mess” in 2002.
  • The Recording Industry Association of America awarded a gold album for Jamie O’Neal‘s Shiver in 2001.
  • Garth Brooks‘s In The Life Of Chris Gaines album was released in 1999.
  • John Michael Montgomery‘s debut album, Life’s A Dance, was released in 1992.
  • Garth Brooks‘s Ropin’ The Wind album entered the Billboard 200 chart at Number One in 1991.
  • Ronnie Milsap climbed to Number One in 1985 with “Lost In The Fifties Tonight (In The Still Of The Night).”
  • George Strait‘s Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind album was released in 1984.
  • Hank Williams Jr.‘s Man Of Steel album was released in 1983.
  • Waylon Jennings‘ “I’m A Ramblin’ Man” claimed the Number One spot on the Billboard country chart in 1974.
  • Jeannie C. Riley went to Number One in Billboard with “Harper Valley P.T.A.” in 1968.

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