COUNTRY HISTORY'S BLOG

On This Day: September 20th

A day after Gram Parsons died, his body is stolen during transfer at the Los Angeles International Airport, then taken to Joshua Tree, where it is burned, in accordance with his request. Road manager Phil…
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June 29th: On This Day

On this day in 2012, Blake Shelton's "Honey Bee" was Certified Double-Platinum by the RIAA. Shelton debuted the song at the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3rd, 2011. The song was released immediately after the telecast…
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June 28th: On This Day

On this day in 1966, Merle Haggard recorded "The Bottle Let Me Down" at Capitol Recording Studios right by Hollywood & Vine in Los Angeles, California. The song was released in August later that year as…
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June 27th: On This Day

On this day in 2009, Kenny Chesney's "Out Last Night" reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. This song was the only new track on his album Greatest Hits II. The song became…
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June 26th: On This Day

On this day in 1973, Gretchen Wilson is born in Granite City, Illinois. Wilson's music career began in 2003, when she signed with Epic Records. In 2004, "Redneck Women" was released to help build up her first…
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June 23rd: On This Day

On this day in 2001, Lonestar began a six-week stay at #1 on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart with "I'm Already There". The song also hit #2 on the Billboard US Adult Contemporary chart…
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June 22nd: On This Day

On this day in 2000, Tim McGraw's album A Place in the Sun was Certified Triple Platinum by the RIAA. The album was McGraw's fifth studio project and produced four number one singles "Please Remember…
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June 21st: On This Day

On this day in 2011, Justin Moore released his sophomore album Outlaws Like Me. The album included the track "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away", which would become Moore's second number one hit on the…
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June 20th: On This Day

On this day in 2005, Gretchen Wilson received the key to the city of Pocahontas, Illinois, when she returned to her hometown. Wilson was there to cut the ribbon on a new ball field concession stand…
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June 19th: On This Day

On this day in 2006, Taylor Swift released her debut single, "Tim McGraw", to country radio. The song was the debut single and first published song recorded by Swift and was the lead single from her self-titled debut album.…
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