Emmylou Harris became a Hall of Famer in 2008, Gretchen Wilson showed us her Redneck side in 2004 and Toby Keith had a question for us back in 2000.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 27 April, 2012.

  • Shania Twain mentored the final six contestants on FOX-TV's American Idol in 2010.
  • Emmylou Harris and Ernest "Pop" Stoneman were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony in Nashville in 2008.
  • Gretchen Wilson's debut single, "Redneck Woman," was shipped to retail in 2004.
  • Loretta Lynn's Van Lear Rose album, produced by White Stripes rocker Jack White, was released in 2004.
  • Monticello, Georgia, renamed Highway 83 the Trisha Yearwood Parkway, honoring its most famous former resident, in 2001.
  • Toby Keith earned a gold album for How Do You Like Me Now?! in 2000.
  • George Strait's Always Never The Same album was certified gold and platinum simultaneously in 1999.
  • Tracy Byrd's self-titled debut album was released in 1993.
  • Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris performed together for the first time during a taping of the syndicated Dolly TV show in 1976.
  • Waylon Jennings' first Number One single, "This Time," charted in 1974.
  • Hank Snow's "Hello Love" became his last Number One single in 1974.
  • Dolly Parton recorded her classic "Coat Of Many Colors" in 1971.
  • Merle Haggard's "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde" went to Number One in Billboard in 1968.
  • Bob Wills recorded the classic single "Faded Love" in 1950.

Here's Toby Keith from 2000.

 

 

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