This Day in Country Music: August 28

August 29, 2018

A look back at today in country music >>>

1965 - Born on this day in Windsor, Ontario, was Shania Twain, Canadian country pop singer-songwriter. Her 1997 album Come On Over, became the best-selling album of all time by a female musician in any genre, and the best-selling country album of all time selling more than 40 million copies worldwide.

1968 - Tammy Wynette recorded “Stand By Your Man” in 15 minutes, the most successful song of her career

1981 - Born on this day in Vero Beach, Florida, was Jake Owen, country music singer, songwriter. In September 2011, Owen achieved his first #1 on the country charts with the title track to his third album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night

1982 - George Strait’s single, “Fool-Hearted Memory,” became his first number one

1982 - Born on this day in Star, Mississippi, was LeAnn Rimes country/pop singer, known for her rich vocals and her rise to fame as an eight-year-old champion on the original Ed McMahon version of Star Search, followed by the release of the Bill Mack song “Blue” when she was 13 to become the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972

1989 - Born on this day in Palm Beach, Florida, was Cassadee Pope, singer-songwriter. She took part in the third season of NBC’s The Voice and was crowned the winner on December 18, 2012. Her debut solo country album, Frame by Frame, was released in 2013

1993 - Tracy Lawrence ascended to the number one spot on the Billboard country chart with “Can’t Break It to My Heart.” On the same day, Reba McEntire’s duet with Linda Davis, “Does He Love You,” debuted on the Billboard chart on its way to number one

1997 - Country singer Alan Jackson and his wife Denise welcomed a daughter, Dani Grace Jackson. She was the couple’s third child

1998 - Latin American country singer Johnny Rodriguez was arrested at his home after shooting and killing a “drinking buddy” of his, Israel “Bosco” Borrego, whom he mistook for a burglar. He was charged with murder but was acquitted by a jury a year later on grounds of self-defense, under Texas law

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