It's Valerie Bertinelli's Birthday! Today is also notable for being the day that Taylor Swift kicked off her first headlining tour in 2009, the day Alibis went to number one for Tracy Lawrence in 1993, and the day Kenny Chesney released No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems in 2002. Have you entered our contest to see Kenny in concert this summer? You can enter here.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 23 April, 2011.

  • Evansville, Indiana declared Taylor Swift Day as the singer kicked off her first headlining tour at Roberts Stadium with Kellie Pickler opening in 2009. Taylor received a key to the city.
  • Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney married Tiffany Fallon in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico in 2006.
  • Kenny Chesney's No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems album was released in 2002.
  • Lari White married Chuck Cannon in 1994.
  • Tracy Lawrence's "Alibis" went to Number One on the country singles chart in 1993.
  • Roy Orbison was born in Vernon, Texas in 1936.

Yes, I know Valerie Bertinelli isn't exactly "Country", but she makes me smile so she makes the list. Who wants to look at pictures of Kenny Chesney, anyway?

Dave D.