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Miranda Lambert Starts A Revolution, Joe Diffie Knows Where He Is – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

(L-R) Actress Kristin Chenoweth, singer Sara Evans and songwriter Diane Warren attend the 2011 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Miranda Lambert played her own album on this date in 2009, Sara Evans was number one on this date in 2005 and Joe Diffie was at the top of the charts in 1994.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 24 September, 2011.

  • Miranda Lambert performed her entire Revolution album at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in 2009 for an audience that included Taylor Swift.
  • Sara Evans climbed to Number One on the Billboard chart with “A Real Fine Place To Start” in 2005.
  • Lee Ann Womack‘s self-titled debut album was certified platinum, while her follow-up, Some Things I Know, went gold in 1999.
  • Lonestar collected its first platinum album for Lonely Grill in 1999.
  • Brenda Lee, Harlan Howard and Cindy Walker were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997.
  • Joe Diffie‘s “Third Rock From The Sun” earned the Number One position on the Billboard country singles chart in 1994.
  • Mark Chesnutt received his first gold album for his debut, Too Cold At Home, in 1991.
  • Clint Black picked up his first gold album for Killin’ Time in 1989.
  • The EaglesThe Long Run album was released in 1979.
  • The Sons Of The Pioneers received a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1976.
  • Loretta Lynn‘s Coal Miner’s Daughter was released in 1973.
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs recorded “The Ballad Of Jed Clampett,” the theme for The Beverly Hillbillies, in 1962.

I always loved this Joe Diffie tune!


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