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This Day in Country Music: July 23

July 24, 2018

Looking back at country musics’ history >>>

1971 - Born on this day in Decatur, Illinois, was Alison Maria Krauss, bluegrass-country singer, songwriter and fiddler. She released her first solo album in 1987 and then was invited to join the band with which she still performs, Alison Krauss and Union Station

1982 - The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas the American musical comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Colin Higgins was released. An adaptation of the 1978 Broadway musical of the same name, the film starred Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds

1983 - Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard went to number one with “Pancho and Lefty”

1988 - Vern Gosdin hit number one with “Set ’Em Up Joe”

1994 - Alan Jackson’s remake of “Summertime Blues” went to number one

1996 - Born on this day in League City, Texas, was Danielle Bradbery, American country singer. Her debut studio album, Danielle Bradbery, released in 2013, featuring the top 20 country hit “The Heart of Dixie”. She won season four of NBC’s The Voice in 2013, becoming the youngest contestant to come in first place

1997 - “Strawberry Wine” was named song of the Year at the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s 30th awards ceremony. Vince Gill won his third songwriter/artist of the year trophy

2002 - Joe Nichols’ debut project, Man with a Memory, was released

2002 - Brooks & Dunn’s sophomore album, Hard Workin’ Man, was certified five-times platinum

2003 - Sugarland performed a showcase at Nashville’s 12th & Porter club that led them to sign their record deal with Mercury Records

2005 - Toby Keith began a six-week stay at number one with “As Good as I Once Was”

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