Luke Bryan was happy with himself just the way he was on this date in 2007, Jo Dee Messina did a truly unplugged set in 2003, Johnny Cash earned his first gold record in 1969 and more.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 14 August, 2012.

  • Luke Bryan's debut album, I'll Stay Me, was released in 2007.
  • Toby Keith and Scotty Emerick performed for 25,000 troops and president George W. Bush at Miramar Marine Air Corps Station near San Diego in 2003.
  • When a power outage zapped the electricity for 50 million residents in the Northeast in 2003, Jo Dee Messina improvised, doing a 30-minute acoustic set at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.
  • Alison Krauss + Union Station's New Favorite album was released in 2001.
  • Garth Brooks' The Hits became the first best-of album by a country-based artist certified for shipments of 7 million units in 1995.
  • Shania Twain went double-platinum for the first time in her career with The Woman In Me in 1995.
  • Ernest Tubb made his final appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 1982.
  • Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" single was certified gold (his first gold record) in 1969.
  • Bobby Bare joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1965.
  • Roy Rogers underwent a nine-hour surgery to repair vertebrae in his back damaged by years of riding his horse, Trigger, in 1964.

Here's Johnny from back in the day.

 

 

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Dave D.