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