Dixie Chicks ‘Fly’ to #1

March 19 in Country Music History

1961: Marty Robbins sits at #1 with Don’t Worry, his seventh Country Chart-topper.

1972: Freddie Hart and the Heartbeats are #1 on the Country Chart with My Hang-Up Is You, Hart’s second #1 on the US Country Singles Chart.

2000: Dixie Chicks fifth studio album Fly is #1 on the Country Charts.

2007: Days after an announcement that Lonestar had parted ways with longtime record label BNA Records, lead singer Richie McDonald announces plans to depart the group to embark on a solo career at the end of the year.

2010: Josh Turner is #1 on the Country Singles Chart with Why Don’t We Just Dance.

2013: Police in north Florida ticket country music singer David Allan Coe for running a red light before being struck by a tractor-trailer near downtown Ocala.

January 24 in Country Music History

This Day in Country Music History: January 24

2015: Blake Shelton sings “Neon Light” and “Boys ‘Round Here” as the host and musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”

2010: Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett and George W. Bush are all spotted at the Superdome in New Orleans for the NFC Championship Game, a 31-28 overtime win for the Saints against the Minnesota Vikings

2006: MCA releases Josh Turner’s album “Your Man”

2003: Joe Nichols sets a Grand Ole Opry precedent while performing “Brokenheartsville” at the Ryman Auditorium. A green bra is tossed from the seats as he sings, supposedly the first time an undergarment has ever been thrown on stage in show history

1995: Tucker Beathard is born in Nashville, the son of “Don’t Blink” songwriter Casey Beathard. Tucker earns a hit with his 2016 debut, “Rock On”

1984: Stephen Barker Liles is born in Palm Harbor, Florida. The inspiration for “Hey Stephen” on Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” album, he’s a founding member of Love And Theft, known for its 2009 debut, “Runaway,” and for its 2012 hit “Angel Eyes”

1981: The theme to “9 To 5” takes Dolly Parton to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

1963: Drummer Keech Rainwater is born in Plano, Texas. He joins Lonestar, the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Vocal Group in 1996. The band scores such hits as “No News,” “Amazed” and “I’m Already There”

1954: Musician Glenn Worf is born in Dayton, Ohio. A multiple winner of the Academy of Country Music’s Top Bass award, he plays on several hundred hits by Alan Jackson, George Strait, Faith Hill, Toby Keith and Martina McBride, among others. In addition, he co-produces hits by Miranda Lambert and David Nail

1941: Ray Stevens is born in Clarksdale, Georgia. Though capable of serious recordings such as “Everything Is Beautiful” and “Misty,” he earns a reputation for his comedy efforts, including “The Streak,” “Ahab, The Arab” and “Shriner’s Convention”


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 and peaked at #24 on the Billboard US 100 chart, making it a crossover hit.

The song was released as the lead-off single to their fourth studio album of the same and was the band’s seventh number one hit.



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