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Garth Brooks Got The Award Of The Decade, Tim McGraw Liked Your Smile – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

Garth Brooks and Billy Joel perform 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)

Tim McGraw was happy Just To See You Smile on this date in 1998, Garth Brooks got a very cool award in 2000 and Shania Twain had a question about footwear in 1995.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 18 January, 2012.

  • Sugarland posted a message on its website announcing Kristen Hall was leaving the trio to concentrate on songwriting in 2006.
  • Garth Brooks was named artist of the decade for the ’90s during the American Music Awards in 2000.
  • Tim McGraw‘s “Just To See You Smile” began six weeks atop the country singles chart in 1998.
  • Alison Krauss + Union Station‘s “When You Say Nothing At All” was released in 1995.
  • Shania Twain‘s single “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under” was released for sale in 1995.
  • Garth Brooks‘s first TV special, This Is Garth Brooks, aired on NBC in 1992.
  • Eddie Rabbitt scored a Number One hit on the country chart with “I Love A Rainy Night,” which would also hit Number One on the pop chart, in 1981.
  • Merle Haggard‘s Number One single “The Roots Of My Raising” charted in 1976.
  • Charlie Rich‘s “Behind Closed Doors” was released in 1973.

Here’s Alison Krauss and Union Station with their take one of my favorite Keith Whitley tunes.


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