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Martina McBride Is In The Olympics, Billy Currington Has A Beer – Today In Country Music History

Martina McBride performs onstage during the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education's 16th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert at the Wynn Las Vegas on October 29, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event raises funds to help improve education for underserved youth in the Las Vegas community. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Billy Currington was getting pretty good at … selling records … on this date in 2011, Martina McBride was an Olympian in 2002 and way back before American Idol or The X Factor, Sawyer Brown won Star Search in 1984.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 24 February, 2012.

  • Billy Currington earned a gold single for “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer” in 2011.
  • George Strait earned a Number One country single in Billboard with “It Just Comes Natural” in 2007.
  • Martina McBride performed at Salt Lake City’s Olympics Medals Park on closing night of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
  • Keith Urban scored his first Number One single with “But for the Grace of God” in 2001.
  • The Dixie Chicks won their first Grammys for Best Country Vocal Group and Best Country Album in 1999.
  • Reba McEntire won her first Grammy for “Whoever’s in New England” in 1987.
  • Sawyer Brown won $100,000 as the big winners on Star Search in 1984.
  • Dolly Parton won two Grammys for “9 to 5″ — best country song and best country female vocal performance, in 1982.
  • Johnny Cash recorded his live album, Johnny Cash at San Quentin, in 1969.

Let’s join Billy Currington and pop the top on a frosty brew.


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