COUNTRY HISTORY

July 17th:on this day

Born on this day in 1976,  Luke Bryan, country singer, songwriter who began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington. Had the #1 singles "Rain Is a Good…
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July 16th: On this day

On this day in 1986, Dolly Parton‘s Dollywood theme park opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Dollywoodhas over 3,000 people on its payroll, making it the largest employer in the community. In addition to standard amusement park thrill rides, Dollywood features traditional…
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July 13: On This Day

Alan Jackson was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with "Don't Rock the Jukebox" the lead single from the album of the same name, The song also received an ASCAP award for Country Song of…
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July 12th: On this day

On this day in 1997,"It's Your Love," by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill became the first song in 20 years to spend six weeks atop the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart. The last song to do…
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July 11th:On this day

On this day in 1987, George Strait was at #1 on the US singles chart with "All My Ex's Live In Texas." Written by Sanger D. Shafer and Linda J. Shafer, the narrator declares that all…
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July 10th:On this day

On this day in 1991, Alan Jackson was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Don't Rock the Jukebox", the lead single from the album of the same name. His second consecutive #1 single on…
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July 9th: On this day

Born on this day in 1981 in Waterloo, Iowa, was Emily West, country music artist, who debuted on Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in early 2008 with the single "Rocks in Your Shoes" and also scored a…
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July 6th: On this day

On this day in 1998, Roy Rogers, singer and cowboy actor died of congestive heart failure in Apple Valley, California. One of the most heavily marketed and merchandised stars of his era, as well as…
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July 5th:On this day

On this day in 2003, Johnny Cash made his last ever live performance when he appeared at the Carter Ranch. Before singing "Ring of Fire", Cash read a statement about his late wife that he…
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July 3rd: On this day

On this day in 1993, Garth Brooks was at #1 on the country charts with "That Summer". Written by Garth Brooks, Pat Alger and Sandy Mahl and taken from his fourth studio album The Chase,the track…
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