Sugarland released their debut album on this date in 2004, Faith Hill's fifth album, Cry, was released on this date in 2002 and Capital Records through a party to celebrate Garth Brooks selling 100 million albums in a decade on this date in 2000.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 26 October, 2011.

  • Sugarland's debut album, Twice The Speed Of Life, was released in 2004.
  • Faith Hill's fifth album, Cry, debuted atop the Billboard 200 pop chart in 2002.
  • The Statler Brothers played their last concert, in Salem, Virginia in 2002.
  • Capitol Records hosts a gala celebration for Garth Brooks in Nashville in 2000 to honor him for sales of more than 100 million albums in the U.S. in a decade.
  • Garth Brooks announced his retirement in a press conference at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville in 2000.
  • Hoyt Axton, who wrote the pop hit "Joy To The World," died of a heart attack at age 61 in 1999.
  • Gary Allan's Smoke Rings In The Dark album was released in 1999.
  • Travis Tritt went to Number One in Billboard with "Anymore" in 1991.
  • Waylon Jennings was hospitalized in California after experiencing chest pains during a performance in 1988.
  • Rodney Crowell recorded the Number One hit "I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried" in 1987.
  • Waylon Jennings married Jessi Colter in Las Vegas in 1969.

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Dave D.