Scotty McCreery was living the high life on this date in 2011, Garth Brooks proposed in 2005, LeAnn Rimes was happy to be Blue in 1996 and more.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 25 May, 2012.

  • Scotty McCreery won FOX's American Idol in 2011, singing "Live Like You Were Dying" on the episode with Tim McGraw. Runner-up Lauren Alaina dueted with Carrie Underwood on "Before He Cheats."
  • Garth Brooks proposed to Trisha Yearwood on one knee in front of more than 7,000 fans at the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California in 2005.
  • Carrie Underwood won American Idol in 2005.
  • Alan Jackson began a four-week ride at Number One in Billboard with "Drive (For Daddy Gene)" in 2002.
  • LeAnn Rimes's recording of "Blue" charted in 1996.
  • "This Time" netted a gold album for Dwight Yoakam in 1993.
  • Doug Stone scored his first Number One hit with "In A Different Light" in 1991.
  • Marty Robbins signed with Columbia Records in 1951.

Here's a really  young LeAnn Rimes from 1996.

 

 

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Dave D.