On This Day

On the evening of June 26, 1977, the legendary Elvis Presley took to the stage at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana, for what would be his final live performance. Little did the audience know that this concert would mark the end of an era in music history. As fans gathered with excitement and anticipation, […]

In the late 1990s, Toby Keith was already a popular figure in the country music scene, but it was his 1999 single “How Do You Like Me Now?!” that cemented his status as a country superstar. The song, taken from his album of the same name, topped the US Country chart for five consecutive weeks, […]

Ricky Van Shelton is a legendary country music artist, known for his distinctive voice and his ability to capture the essence of traditional country music. His third album, RVS III, was a huge success, and it helped establish him as one of the leading figures in the genre. Released on March 23, 1990 RVS III […]

Tim McGraw’s second album, “Not a Moment Too Soon”, helped launch him to superstardom. Released on March 22 1994, the album debuted at number 13 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, but quickly climbed to the top spot and stayed there for an incredible 26 consecutive weeks. “Not a Moment Too Soon” was the album […]

Billy Ray Cyrus burst onto the country music scene with his debut album, “Some Gave All.” The album quickly skyrocketed to the top of the US Country album charts, where it stayed for a remarkable 17 weeks. “Some Gave All” featured several hit singles, including “Achy Breaky Heart,” which became a cultural phenomenon and helped […]

On March 20, 1978 the country music scene was dominated by the hit song “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. The song, written by Ed Bruce and his wife Patsy Bruce, had already been recorded by several other artists, but it was the Jennings-Nelson version […]

March 16th, 1974 marked a significant moment in the history of country music with the relocation of the Grand Ole Opry from the Ryman Auditorium to the newly constructed Grand Ole Opry House. The Ryman Auditorium had been the home of the Grand Ole Opry for 41 years, and the move to the new facility […]

Merle Haggard has released numerous hits over the years, but one of his most famous songs is “The Fightin’ Side of Me.” Released in December 1969, the song quickly climbed to number one on the country chart, making it one of the biggest hits of Haggard’s career. “The Fightin’ Side of Me” was also the […]

The Grand Ole Opry is one of the most iconic venues in country music history, and for many fans, watching the live broadcast of the show on PBS was a beloved tradition. However, all good things must come to an end, and the final showing of Live From The Grand Ole Opry on PBS was […]

George Strait, also known as the “King of Country,” has been a major influence on country music for over four decades. His seventh studio album, “Ocean Front Property,” released on March 13th 1987, marked a significant milestone in his career. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, making it […]