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Today In Country Music History

Today in Country Music History is one of the most popular features on the programme and we’ve been delivering back into the history books and give you not only a day but a week of country music trivia. 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!

Each week on the show we feature the biggest events of that week in years gone by, so tune in live or catch up right here on our website to find out more about the history of country music and the biggest events that shaped the music you love!

Monday 15th April 2024

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Apr 15, 2023
Columbia releases Luke Combs' "Love You Anyway" to radio
Apr 15, 2022
Big Loud releases the Morgan Wallen track "Don't Think Jesus"
Apr 15, 2022
Shania Twain is a surprise guest during Harry Styles' set at the Coachella festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. They collaborate on "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" and "You're Still The One"
Apr 15, 2021
Chris Janson and his family wake up to discover a fire in his basement studio in Williamson County, Tennessee. First responders are able to extinguish it before the blaze spreads
Apr 15, 2017
Sam Hunt marries Hannah Lee Fowler in Cedartown, Georgia
Apr 15, 2016
OliveMe releases Marie Osmond's album "Music Is Medicine"
Apr 15, 2016
Atlantic releases Sturgill Simpson's album "A Sailor's Guide To Earth"
Apr 15, 2016
Thomas Rhett brings up surprise guest Rhett Akins during a show at Wild Bill's in Atlanta. Father and son team up on "That Ain't My Truck" and "Boys 'Round Here"
Apr 15, 2014
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, Frankie Ballard, Dustin Lynch, Chris Young, Scotty McCreery and "Nashville" actor Charles Esten are among the celebrity servers during the 13th annual Waiting For Wishes fundraiser at The Palm in Nashville
Apr 15, 2013
Taylor Swift tours a Rhode Island mansion that's up for sale. Before the month is out, she buys the home and five-acre lot for $17.75 million
Apr 15, 2013
Billy Currington has an angry encounter with the captain of a tour boat at his home on Tybee Island, Georgia. Nine days later, Currington is indicted for making terroristic threats and for inflicting mental anguish on an elderly person
Apr 15, 2013
A judge tells Kellie Pickler she's a "million-dollar dancer" as she and dance partner Derek Hough place second during the night's edition of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars," earning 27 of a possible 30 points
Apr 15, 2010
A new Gilley's nightclub franchise opens at Treasure Island in Las Vegas
Apr 15, 2010
People reports "You Can Sleep While I Drive" songwriter Melissa Etheridge has ended a relationship of nearly nine years with Tammy Lynn Michaels
Apr 15, 2010
John Rich tops the bill at a Tax Day Tea Party demonstration at Hendersonville City Hall in Tennessee
Apr 15, 2009
Charlie Daniels performs at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, the first show on a tour of U.S. military bases in the Middle East
Apr 15, 1997
Curb releases Sawyer Brown's album "Six Days On The Road"
Apr 15, 1997
James Bonamy and wife Amy Jane have their first son, James Daniel, in Nashville
Apr 15, 1996
"Be My Baby Tonight" songwriter Ed Hill and his wife, Laura, welcome their second baby girl, Gracen Hill
Apr 15, 1996
Arista releases Alan Jackson's "Home" commercially
Apr 15, 1982
The Internal Revenue Service says it's seeking $103,000 in back taxes from Johnny Paycheck, covering the years 1973-1979
Apr 15, 1981
Ronnie Milsap records "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World" at Groundstar Laboratory in Nashville
Apr 15, 1980
RCA releases Dolly Parton's album "Dolly, Dolly, Dolly"
Apr 15, 1980
Epic releases Mickey Gilley's remake of Buddy Holly's "True Love Ways"

This ‘Today in Country Music History’ feature is presented with thanks to Roland Note.