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Jennifer Nettles Stays, Elvis Says That’s All Right – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

Jennifer Nettles and Kristain Bush of Sugarland performs during the First Annual 2011 Rapids Jam Music Festival at the Carolina Crossroads Outdoor Amphitheate on June 17, 2011 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles surprised Kenny Chesney when she “Stayed” in 2008 and Elvis Presley did a bit of recording at the Sun Studios in Memphis in 1954.

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 05 July, 2011.

  • Jennifer Nettles made an unannounced appearance to perform “Stay” during Kenny Chesney‘s stadium date at Nashville’s LP Field before a crowd of 49,000 people in 2008.
  • Tanya Tucker had her first baby, Presley Tanita, in 1989.
  • George Jones‘ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” hit Number One in 1980.
  • John Conlee debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1980.
  • Merle Haggard‘s Number One single, “Workin’ Man Blues,” charted in 1969.
  • Jack Greene climbed to the top of the Billboard country singles chart with “Statue Of A Fool” in 1969.
  • Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right” at Memphis’ Sun Recording Studio in 1954.

That sounds like a good excuse to listen to Elvis for a couple minutes!

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