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Miranda Lambert Goes To The Kentucky Derby, Clint Black Has Bad Luck – Today In Country Music History

Miranda Lambert attends the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Miranda Lambert and several of Country Music’s biggest artists went to the Kentucky Derby on this date in 2011, Toby Keith was an Angry American in 2002 and Clint Black was having a Good Run of Bad Luck back in 1994.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 07 May, 2012.

  • Miranda Lambert, Randy Owen, Eddie Montgomery, Kix Brooks and Travis Tritt attended the Kentucky Derby at Louisville’s Churchill Downs, where Animal Kingdom won, in 2011.
  • Billy Dean married Stephanie Paisley in Brentwood, Tennessee in 2005.
  • The Tennessee General Assembly issued a decree honoring Darryl Worley for his support of American troops in 2003. The resolution specifically hailed his song “Have You Forgotten?”
  • Toby Keith‘s “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)” was released in 2002.
  • Eddie Rabbitt died of lung cancer in Nashville at the age of 56 in 1998.
  • Clint Black climbed to Number One on the Billboard country chart with “Good Run Of Bad Luck” in 1994.
  • Travis Tritt‘s “Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)” was released in 1991.
  • David Ball made his chart debut with “Steppin’ Out” in 1988.
  • Kris Kristofferson‘s “Me And Bobby McGee” charted in 1969.
  • Hank Williams had his first Number One hit, “Lovesick Blues,” in 1949.

Here’s Clint from his 1994 Academy of Country Music Awards performance.


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