Patsy Cline Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

On This Day in Country Music

1921: American bluegrass-based country music entertainer Wilma Lee Cooper is born in Valley Head, West Virginia. Wilma Lee partnered with Stoney Cooper in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s for tremendous success, scoring seven hit records between 1956-1961, and four top ten hits on the Billboard charts, including “Big Midnight Special” and “There’s a Big Wheel.” Wilma Lee Cooper died Sept 13, 2011 at the age of 90.

1962: Country superstar Garth Brooks is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Brooks would later become the biggest selling artist of the 90’s with over 60 million sales. According to the RIAA he is the second best-selling solo albums artist in the United States of all time behind Elvis Presley (overall is third to the Beatles and Elvis Presley) with 128 million units sold.

Also in 1962: Patsy Cline (pictured) makes her debut on Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry as she performs her 1961 Top 10 hit “Crazy” as well as her 1962 hit “She’s Got You”. Many people don’t know that “Crazy” was penned by singer/songwriter Willie Nelson, who would also go on to achieve major success in his own right.

1971: Dolly Parton rocks the country nation as “Joshua” rockets to #1 on the country chart. “Joshua” would be Parton’s first of many singles to reach #1 on the US country charts.

1989: Randy Travis sits at #1 on the US country album chart with his third album Old 8 x 10, which featured the three #1 country singles: “Honky Tonk Moon”, “Deeper Than the Holler”, “Is It Still Over” The album later earned Travis three American Music Awards for Favorite Country Male Artist, Favorite Country Album, and Favorite Country Single (“Deeper Than the Holler”).

1995: Shania Twain releases her second studio album “The Woman in Me”, which went onto become her biggest-selling recording at the time of its release, selling 4 million copies by the end of the year.

Details Revealed About Shania Twain’s CMHOF Exhibit

Details have been revealed surrounding Shania Twain’s new exhibit opening at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on June 30. The exhibit, dubbed Shania Twain: Rock This Country, will examine Shania’s life and career and will include several artifacts detailing her rise to megastardom. Some of the artifacts on display include the hooded leather coat and fur-trimmed boots she wore on the cover of her debut self-titled album, as well as the complete ensemble from her 1999 music video for “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”

Shania Twain Announces Album Details

Shania Twain has announced the release of her forthcoming studio album, Shania Now, out September 29. In addition to sharing her new album’s title and release date, Shania has also revealed the project’s cover art, which features a black-and-white photo of her wearing a pair of long, leopard-print gloves.


  • The album’s lead single. “Life’s About To Get Good,” will hit retailers on Friday (6/16).

June 2nd: On This Day

On this day in 1999, Shania Twain’s album Come On Over was certified for shipments of 11 million copies, temporarily tying it with her own “The Woman In Me” as the best-selling country album by a female artist.

The album was Twain’s third studio album and hit #1 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

The record has since become the best-selling country music album, the best-selling studio album by a female act, and the best-selling album by a Canadian. It is the sixth best-selling album in the United States ever.

Come on Over has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, 20 million of those copies were sold in the U.S., making the album Certified Double Diamond by the RIAA.

Shania Twain’s New Song Featured in Winter Olympics Ad

NBC is getting fans ready for the 2018 Winter Olympics with a new promo featuring Shania Twain’s song “Life’s About to Get Good.” The new clip runs for one minute and features several U.S. Olympians, including snowboarder Shaun White and skier Lindsey Vonn, in action. The promo can be seen here.


·         “Life’s About to Get Good” will hit airwaves this June as the lead single from Shania’s first album in 15 years, which drops in September.

·         The 2018 Winter Olympics will get underway in in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February of next year.  ar.

May 2nd: On This Day

On this day in 1998, Shania Twain nailed down the #1 position on the Billboard US Country Songs chart with “You’re Still The One”. The song was released as the third single from Twain’s album Come on Over. The song peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hott 100 and is recognized as Twain’s most successful crossover hit.

“You’re Still the One” was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 1999, winning two. It won Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance and lost Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

The song was Certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA.

Shania Twain Announces New Single and Album Details

Shania Twain has been hinting for months that a big music announcement was coming, and now the wait is finally over. Twain has revealed that her brand-new single, “Life’s About to Get Good,” will ship to radio this June and her first album in 15 years will be released in September. Twain will debut her new single on Saturday (4/29) when she headlines Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California.



  • Shania says of writing her new single, “I was at home looking out at the ocean and I said to myself, ‘Here I am stuck in this past of negativity, but it’s so beautiful out. I’m not in the mood to write a ‘feeling-sorry-for-myself’ song. You can’t have the good without the bad. And that’s what the song ended up being about.”

Stage Fright Once Caused Shania Twain To Pee Herself

While appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday night (4/18), Shania Twain revealed that she had once peed herself right before one of her high school band performances. Twain made the candid revelation when she was asked about her battle with stage fright, which she’s struggled with for several years. In the interview, Shania also revealed her ingenious way of keeping the accident a secret by spilling a glass of water on the floor next to her. The interview can be seen here.


Shania Twain Will Mentor Contestants On The Voice

Shania Twain will serve as a key advisor on Season 12 of NBC’s The Voice, appearing as a mentor to the show’s remaining contestants on April 24. Twain revealed the news on Twitter Thursday (4/13), saying, “Excited to announce that I’ll appear on @nbcthevoice this month, as a mentor to the finalists.”  Shania is no stranger to mentoring singing competition contestants, as she once served as a guest judge FOX’s American Idol.


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