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Toby Keith Opens A Bar, Reba McEntire Has Her Day – Today In Country Music History

Reba McEntire speaks onstage during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVIII held at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for CFN)

Glen Campbell announced he had Alzheimer’s disease on this date in 2011, Toby Keith opened a bar in 2005, Reba McEntire had her day in 2001 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 22 June, 2012.

  • Glen Campbell announced in People magazine that he’d been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011.
  • Toby Keith‘s I Love This Bar & Grill opened in Oklahoma City in 2005.
  • George Strait earned a Number One single in Billboard with “Living And Living Well” in 2002.
  • The city of New York celebrated Reba McEntire Day as the singer closed her five-month run on Broadway in a production of Annie Get Your Gun in 2001.
  • The Dixie Chicks went gold for the first time with their Wide Open Spaces album in 1998.
  • Tracy Lawrence began a three-week run at Number One in Billboard with “Time Marches On” in 1996.
  • Shania Twain went platinum for the first time in her career with her album The Woman In Me in 1995.
  • Brooks & Dunn made their chart debut with “Brand New Man,” which went on to be a Number One hit, in 1991.
  • Garth Brooks‘ “The Thunder Rolls” became his sixth chart-topping hit in 1991.
  • Merle Haggard recorded the Number One single “Going Where The Lonely Go” in 1981.
  • Kenny Rogers earned his first gold single for “Lucille” in 1977.
  • Waylon Jennings charted his first Number One single in Billboard with “This Time” in 1974.
  • Roy Drusky joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1959.
  • Hank Williams‘ “Hey, Good Lookin'” was released in 1951.

Let’s all hang out with Toby for a few minutes.


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