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The Dixie Chicks, John Michael Montgomery and Keith Whitley – Today In Country Music History

John Michael Montgomery attends the 2011 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum Induction at the Lexington Center Bluegrass Ballroom on April 7, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen Cohen/Getty Images)

The Dixie Chicks did a private show at the Ryman in 2002, John Michael Montgomery was number one in 1994 and Keith Whitley had his very first #1 hit in 1988.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 13 August, 2011.

  • The Dixie Chicks gave a private show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, playing their album, Home, in its entirety in sequential order in 2002.
  • John Michael Montgomery charted a Number One country single in Billboard with “Be My Baby Tonight” in 1994.
  • Reba McEntire‘s “The Greatest Man I Never Knew” was released in 1992.
  • Brooks & Dunn‘s debut album, Brand New Man, was released in 1991.
  • Willie Nelson became the first artist ever to have an album spend 10 years on the Billboard country chart, as Stardust logged its 520th week in 1988.
  • Keith Whitley scored his first Number One single with “Don’t Close Your Eyes” in 1988.

It’s been too long since I’ve heard a Keith Whitley song. Here’s the debut performance of his first # 1 hit on the Grand Ole Opry.

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