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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!

Friday 07th August 2020

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Aug 6, 2018
Police in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, arrest a suspect who stole a trailer from Little Big Town during a tour stop the previous week
Aug 6, 2018
Chris Young earns a platinum album from the RIAA for "The Man I Want To Be," plus platinum singles for the title track and for "Losing Sleep"
Aug 6, 2018
Luke Combs' "One Number Away" earns a gold single from the RIAA
Aug 6, 2017
Tucker Beathard performs "Rock On" in a set at the Lollapalooza rock music festival at Grant Park in Chicago, amid such acts as Big Sean, The Shins and Arcade Fire
Aug 6, 2011
Tracy Lawrence and concert promoter Elmer Cole Jr. are treated for injuries at an Ohio hospital after a scuffle backstage at Cole Farms in Bloomville
Aug 6, 2010
Pontotoc, Mississippi, observes Jim Weatherly Day, honoring the songwriter of "Neither One Of Us," "Midnight Train To Georgia," "A Lady Like You" and "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me"
Aug 6, 2010
Sugarland's "Stuck Like Glue" video debuts on Vevo
Aug 6, 2010
The Country Music Hall of Fame opens a new exhibit, "Loving You: Collecting Elvis Presley." It features a bathrobe and wristwatch formerly owned by The King
Aug 6, 2004
Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan launch their first joint concert tour, playing minor league baseball parks, beginning with a stop at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York
Aug 6, 2004
The Vietnam Veterans of America present the President's Award to George Jones during a ceremony at the Sheraton Downtown Nashville Hotel
Aug 6, 2003
John Mellencamp joins Kenny Chesney to tape an episode of "CMT Crossroads" in Nashville, where the set list includes "Young," "R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A." and "Folsom Prison Blues." Radney Foster hosts
Aug 6, 2003
Susan Raye sings "L.A. International Airport" at Los Angeles International Airport, as LAX celebrates its 75th anniversary
Aug 6, 1983
Earl Thomas Conley hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Your Love's On The Line"
Aug 6, 1982
Epic releases Merle Haggard & George Jones' album "A Taste Of Yesterday's Wine"
Aug 6, 1981
NBC's "Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters" is mentioned four times in technical categories as the Emmy nominations are announced
Aug 6, 1980
Six hours before a scheduled concert for 660 nuns, Charley Pride's airplane is involved in a mid-air collision in Texas. Two passengers in the other plane are killed; Pride and 15 others miraculously escape without major injury
Aug 6, 1940
Canadian singer/songwriter Myrna Lorrie is born in Fort William, Ontario. She teams with Buddy DeVal for the 1955 duet "Are You Mine." Their country hit is also covered by Red Sovine and Goldie Hill
Aug 6, 1938
Jerry Lee Lewis loses his older brother, when Elmo Lewis Jr. is killed in an auto accident in Louisiana
Aug 6, 1937
Tex Ritter and his white horse, Flash, star in the debut of "Mystery Of The Hooded Horsemen." With Ku Klux Klan overtones, Ritter dons a hood to investigate a ring of anonymous crooks. Ray Whitley makes an appearance
Aug 6, 1935
Record producer Ron Chancey is born. He's behind the glass for a ream of hits by The Oak Ridge Boys, Billy "Crash" Craddock, Conway Twitty and Ricochet

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