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Scotty McCreery Goes To The Ball Game, Keith Urban Gets A Hit – Today In Country Music History

(L-R) City of Hope cancer survivor John Cloer, 11, and country artist Scotty McCreery attend City Of Hope’s 2012 Celebrity Softball Challenge on June 9, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for City of Hope)

Scotty McCreery went to the ball game on this date in 2011, Keith Urban was at the top of the charts in 2002, Brenda Lee was singing about Christmas trees in 1958 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 19 October, 2012.

  • Scotty McCreery performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” before game 1 of the World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis in 2011.
  • Hank Williams Jr. sang the national anthem in Roswell, New Mexico, on the campaign trail with Republican politician Sarah Palin in 2008.
  • Keith Urban checked into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, to cope with a recurrence of substance abuse in 2006.
  • Keith Urban began a six-week stay at Number One on the Billboard country chart with “Somebody Like You” in 2002.


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  • Keith Urban‘s self-titled debut album as a solo artist was released in 1999.
  • John Berry made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 1996.
  • George Jones & Tammy Wynette performed the only full-fledged Nashville concert of their career at the Grand Ole Opry House in 1995.
  • Red Foley and Jim Reeves were inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1967.
  • Eddy Arnold was named the CMA’s first Entertainer Of The Year in 1967.
  • Buck Owens reached the Number One spot on the Billboard country chart with “Love’s Gonna Live Here” in 1963.
  • Brenda Lee recorded “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville in 1958.

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