Alan Jackson told us all about where he came from on this date in 2001, Gary Allan was blowing smoke in 2000 and Roy Rogers left the Sons of the Pioneers to start a solo career back in 1937.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 13 October, 2011.

  • Alan Jackson's "Where I Come From" topped the Billboard country chart in 2001.
  • Gary Allan was awarded a gold record for his third album, Smoke Rings in the Dark, in 2000.
  • BR549 signed with Arista Records in 1995.
  • Johnny Cash was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980.
  • Lefty Frizzell had four songs in the Top 10 in 1951.
  • Roy Acuff and Fred Rose inked the agreement to form Acuff-Rose Publications, the first Nashville publishing firm to focus on country music, in 1942.
  • Roy Rogers left Sons of the Pioneers in 1937.

Here's the King of the Singing Cowboys, Roy Rogers, from 1944.

 

 

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Dave D.