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Country Music Timeline: George And Tammy Split And Vince And Amy Welcome A Daughter

Vince Gill and Amy Grant
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Did you know that Charley Pride was not only a huge baseball fan, but also a minor league player and a part owner?  Unfortunately today was not one of his better days with regards to his baseball career.  Find out why…

1961 – Garth Brooks isn’t the only country singer who’s attempted to play baseball.  Charley Pride is dropped from Gene Autry’s Los Angeles Angels expansion baseball team after being given a two week tryout in Palm Springs. (Wikipedia)

1975 – George Jones and Tammy Wynette make their split official.  Their 6 year marriage is officially over on 3/12/75.

1981 – Kenny Rogers tried it first but it was eventually released by the Oak Ridge Boys on this day in 1981.  It went on to become a #1 hit for the group and one of their signature songs. (Wikipedia

Think you know what it is?  Click “play” to find out…

1997 – Trace Adkins strikes gold on his first album “Dreamin’ Out Loud”

2001 – Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome their daughter Corrina Grant Gill to the world.  (Wikipedia)

2008 – “Our Song” by Taylor Swift goes platinum. 

2010 – Miranda Lambert is on her way to the top too with a gold single for her song, “White Liar.”

Want more country music history?  Check out CMT.com.

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