Jason Aldean's Kinda Party proved to be quite popular on this date in 2011, Toby Keith gave us a glimpse into his schooling in 2005 and Carl Perkins brought Rockabilly to Columbia Records back in 1958.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 19 January, 2012.

  • Jason Aldean earned a gold single for "My Kinda Party" in 2011.
  • Shania Twain was featured as a guest judge on FOX-TV's American Idol during the season's third episode in 2010.
  • Toby Keith recorded "Honkytonk U" in Nashville in 2005.
  • Rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins died in 1998.
  • Reba McEntire made her movie debut in Tremors in 1990.
  • "How Blue" took Reba McEntire to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1985.
  • Flatt & Scruggs' "The Ballad Of Jed Clampett" went to Number One in Billboard in 1963.
  • Carl Perkins, formerly of Sun Records, signed with Columbia Records and became that label's first rockabilly artist in 1958.
  • Marty Robbins debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1953.

I'd almost forgotten about this great video from Toby Keith.



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Dave D.