February 20th in Country Music History
1954: Webb Pierce’s “Slowly” becomes the first #1 song on Billboard’s country charts to feature the pedal steel guitar.
1981: Musician Chris Thile is born in Oceanside, California. Thile was a part of the acoustic folk/progressive bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers.
1993: Billy Ray Cyrus sits at #1 on the US Country music album chart with his debut album, Some Gave All which included his breakthrough hit “Achy Breaky Heart”.
1996: Alan Jackson makes a guest appearance on Home Improvement, singing “Mercury Blues” on the fictitious handyman show Tool Time.
2005: LeAnn Rimes performs “Nothin’ ‘Bout Love Makes Sense” and Big & Rich performs “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” at halftime during the NBA all-star basketball game at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center.