Little Bigtown's Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook got married on this date in 2006, Blake Shelton was certified gold in 2005, Keith Whitley kept his eyes open in 1988 and more.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 31 May, 2012.

  • Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon welcomed son Jagger Donovan Rooney in Nashville in 2008.
  • Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook were married in Nashville in 2006.
  • Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill was certified gold in 2005.
  • Lee Ann Womack debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1997.
  • Shania Twain earned her first gold album for The Woman In Me in 1995.
  • Tracy Lawrence was shot in a robbery attempt that went awry in Shoney's parking lot on Music Row just after completing vocals for his debut album in 1991.
  • Randy Travis and Lib Hatcher married in Maui, Hawaii in 1991.
  • Keith Whitley's Don't Close Your Eyes album was released in 1988.
  • "Whoever's In New England" took Reba McEntire to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1986.
  • Alabama's first Number One single, "Tennessee River," charted in 1980.
  • Tammy Wynette's "Singing My Song" went to Number One in 1969.

Here's Keith Whitley debuting Don't Close Your Eyes at the Grand Ole Opry in 1988.



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