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Flooding In Nashville, Horses In Kentucky – Today In Country Music History

Lionel Richie and LeAnn Rimes pose backstage at 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 Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ACM)

Dierks Bentley and several other artists cancelled shows because of the flooding in Nashville in 2010, LeAnn Rimes set a Kentucky Derby precedent in 2009 and Shania Twain hit number one for the sixth time in 1998. Do you remember what it was?

Here’s the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 02 May, 2012.

  • Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss and John Hiatt canceled out-of-town concerts when Nashville flooding created transportation problems in 2010.
  • LeAnn Rimes became the first major star to sing the national anthem prior to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville in 2009.
  • The Dixie Chicks appeared nude on the cover of Entertainment Weekly in 2003, with words such as “boycott,” “traitors” and “free speech” superimposed on their bodies, as they discussed the controversy that came from an anti-Bush comment by Natalie Maines.
  • Shania Twain‘s “You’re Still The One” became her sixth Number One country single in 1998.
  • Clint Black signed with RCA Records in 1988.
  • The Highwayman album by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson was released in 1985.
  • Marty Robbins‘s “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife” went to Number One in 1970.


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