2 Singers Hit #1 at the Same Time, With The Same Song This Day in Country Music – August 22nd (Video)
1998 – “I’m Alright,” written by Phil Vassar, takes Jo Dee Messina to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.
2011 – Broken Bow releases Jason Aldean’s “Tattoos On This Town” to radio.
2002 – George Strait’s “She’ll Leave You With A Smile” video, featuring footage from his March 3 performance at the Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show, premieres on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live”.
1994 – The Mavericks grab their first gold album, for “What A Crying Shame”.
1987 – Restless Heart appears at #1 in Billboard with “Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong Or Right)”.
1983 – Crystal Gayle and husband-manager Bill Gatzimos have their first baby, Katherine Claire.
1979 – Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels each secure four nominations as finalists for the Country Music Association awards are announced in Nashville.
1968 – George Jones and Tammy Wynette announce their marriage, although it doesn’t actually take place for another six months.
1960 – Floyd Collin Wraye born in DeQueen, Arkansas. Under the stage name Collin Raye, he uses a powerhouse voice to make commercially successful social statements through such singles as “Little Rock,” “In This Life” and “I Think About You”.
1957 – Holly Dunn born in San Antonio, Texas. The 1987 winner of the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award, the singer-songwriter emerges on Mary Tyler Moore’s MTM Records for a short run as a hitmaker that earns her membership in the Grand Ole Opry in 1989.
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