Eric Church was the "Chief" on this date in 2011, Tim McGraw defended the honor of a lady at one of his shows in 2009, Keith Urban made a happy "Memory" in 2005 and more.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 26 July, 2012.

  • Eric Church's Chief album was released in 2011.
  • Tim McGraw stopped his show at the Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, California in 2009 to have security boot out a man in the audience who had a woman in a headlock. Tim said, "You don't treat a woman like that. Get outta here!"
  • Jason Aldean's self-titled debut album was released in 2005.
  • Keith Urban scored his third gold single of the year, for "Making Memories Of Us," in 2005.
  • Lonestar topped the Billboard country singles chart with "My Front Porch Looking In" in 2003.
  • Shania Twain's Come On Over was certified for shipments of 12 million copies in 1999, surpassing her own The Woman In Me as the best-selling country album by a female.
  • Randy Travis scored his first Number One single with "On the Other Hand" in 1986.
  • Jeannie C. Riley recorded "Harper Valley P.T.A." in 1968.

Here's Keith Urban explaining why he recorded Making Memories Of Us.

 

 

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Dave D.