Today In Country Music History
Every week in the first hour of the show, Ben brings you the feature ‘This Week in Country Music’. On this page you can discover important events from country music history for each day of the year. Be sure to check back regularly to update your country trivia!
Thursday 25th April 2019
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Chris Stapleton performs at the annual Mack, Jack & McConaughey benefit concert at Austin City Limits Live
Blake Shelton leads his team in a cover of John Lennon's "Crippled Inside" during the NBC telecast of "The Voice." Troy Ramey, of Gwen Stefani's team, is eliminated at the end of the show following a performance of "Drift Away"
"Tennessee Whiskey" author Dean Dillon and "Give It Away" composer Buddy Cannon perform along with Dean Miller and Waylon Payne at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsley to raise money for the Hank Cochran Pen Fund, a charity that supports songwriters with cancer
Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs take part as Nashville's Belmont University opens a new exhibit, the Gallery of Iconic Guitars
The Country Music Hall of Fame concludes its exhibit "Lee Greenwood: American Patriot," centered on the 30th anniversary of his song "God Bless The U.S.A."
Taste Of Country reports Brantley Gilbert is recovering from a hernia, a result of lifting too much weight at the gym
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are spotted in the crowd during the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. The attractions include Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett and Shelby Lynne
Gretchen Wilson sits in as a co-host on ABC-TV's "The View" with Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd
Pop trio Hanson covers "Achy Breaky Heart" on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars"
Dierks Bentley closes his Miles & Music For Kids motorcycle ride with a concert at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth featuring Brandon Rhyder, Roger Creager and Kristen Kelly & The Modern Day Drifters
Julie Roberts sprains her left ankle when she accidentally steps in a hole while walking her dog, Cosmo
Wynonna is in the house as Aretha Franklin plays the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville
The Bill Monroe Foundation in Rosine, Kentucky, purchases his 1923 Gibson F-5 mandolin for $1.125 million
Monument releases The Dixie Chicks' "Cold Day In July"
Reprise releases Neil Young's album "Silver & Gold," featuring harmony vocals by Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt
DreamWorks releases Darryl Worley's debut single, "When You Need My Love"
Elektra/Curb releases Hank Williams Jr.'s album "Family Tradition"
Willie Nelson performs for Jimmy Carter at the White House in Washington, D.C.
ABC releases John Conlee's "Rose Colored Glasses"
Mercury releases Johnny Russell's "You'll Be Back (Every Night In My Dreams)." The song returns three years later as a hit for The Statler Brothers
T. Texas Tyler plays Carnegie Hall while his recitation "Deck Of Cards" picks up steam on the national charts
Stu Cook is born in Oakland, California. Cook plays bass in the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, and later plays with country's Southern Pacific, who mix smooth harmonies with brisk backbeats in "The Perfect Stranger" and "New Shade Of Blue"
Ray Whitley plays a cowboy in the comedy "Hollywood And Vine"
Ted Daffan's Texans record "Worried Mind" and "I'm A Fool To Care" at the Burrus Mill Studios in Saginaw, Texas
This ‘Today in Country Music’ feature is presented with thanks to Roland Note.