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This Day In Country Music History – May 25

Tom T. Hall

We are getting close to Acadiana’s Largest Cocktail Party, aka, Classic Country Saturday Night. It’s where we go back and play some of the greatest music ever recorded.

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The show gets kicked off at 6pm and we won’t stop that party till midnight (maybe, ;))

To get you ready for the show, let’s go back and reminisce at some of the important things that happened on this day in country music history.

2011 – Scotty McCreery wins FOX’s “American Idol,” singing “Live Like You Were Dying” on the episode with Tim McGraw. Runner-up Lauren Alaina duets with Carrie Underwood on “Before He Cheats”

2005 – Carrie Underwood wins FOX-TV’s “American Idol” competition with a performance of the Martina McBride hit “Independence Day.” She also performs “Bless The Broken Road” with Rascal Flatts at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood

2005 – Garth Brooks proposes to Trisha Yearwood on one knee in front of more than 7,000 fans at the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California. She says yes. He proceeds to sing “Amarillo By Morning” and “Friends In Low Places”

2002 – Alan Jackson launches a four-week ride at #1 in Billboard with “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”

1993 – “This Time” nets a gold album for Dwight Yoakam

1991 – Doug Stone rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “In A Different Light”

1976 – Singer-guitarist Cody Canada is born in Pampa, Texas. He becomes the frontman for one of Dierks Bentley’s favorite alt-country bands, Cross Canadian Ragweed. He goes on to form the red-dirt band The Departed

1973 – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band earns its first gold album, for “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” with Maybelle Carter, Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, Vassar Clements, Norman Blake, Junior Huskey and Bashful Brother Oswald

1968 – Bobby Goldsboro’s “Honey” makes a top at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

1943 – Mirriam Johnson is born in Phoenix. She’s better known as Jessi Colter, the wife of Waylon Jennings and the singer of “I’m Not Lisa”

1936 – Singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall is born in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Nicknamed “The Storyteller,” he earns a string of plot-thick hits and writes titles such as “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and “Little Bitty” en route to the Country Music Hall of Fame

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