Garth Brooks was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on this date in 2011, Emerson Drive had a Moment in 2007, the Mistress of Darkness was cloaked in gold 1981 and more.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 16 June, 2012.

  • Garth Brooks was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame during an event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York with Leon Russell, Allen Toussaint and John Bettis in 2011.
  • Emerson Drive scored its first Number One single on the Billboard country chart with "Moments" in 2007.
  • Lee Ann Womack, Chely Wright and Kid Rock were among an entourage that headed to the Middle East for a USO tour in 2003.
  • Tim McGraw's "Grown Men Don't Cry" moved in to the top spot on the Billboard country singles list in 2001.
  • Chely Wright appeared as herself on NBC-TV's daytime soap, Another World, in 1999 where she sang her hit "Single White Female" in the show's fictitious club, The Lucky Lady.
  • The Oak Ridge Boys were awarded a gold single for "Elvira" in 1981.

You knew this was coming.

 

 

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Dave D.