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2 Trailer Park Gems Born This Day In Country Music – June 7th (Video)

It was a day just like any other in that East Tennessee trailer park until inspiration hits Don Gibson.

2007 – Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album is certified platinum.

 

2005 – Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” receives a gold single.

 

2003 – Kenny Chesney headlines a stadium show for the first time in his career, playing for 61,780 in the rain at Knoxville’s Neyland Stadium. Joining him on the bill: Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, The Warren Brothers and Deana Carter.

 

1998 – Country music’s first stadium tour, headlined by George Strait, concludes at Houston’s Rice Stadium. Also on the bill: Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, John Michael Montgomery, Lee Ann Womack and Asleep At The Wheel.

 

1997 – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill spend the first of six weeks at #1 in Billboard with “It’s Your Love”.

 

1991 – Alan Jackson joins the Grand Ole Opry.

 

1981 – Barbara Mandrell records the album “Barbara Mandrell Live” at the Roy Acuff Theatre. The performance includes a new song, “Wish You Were Here,” which becomes a hit in the fall.

 

1977 – Drummer Randy Ragsdale born in Enid, Oklahoma. He becomes a founding member of alt-country band Cross Canadian Ragweed, which lands four Top 10 country albums from 2004-2009.

 

1969 – ABC-TV airs the first episode of “The Johnny Cash Show,” with guest Bob Dylan joining the Man In Black on “Girl From The North Country.” Also appearing: Doug Kershaw and Joni Mitchell, who duets with Cash on “I Still Miss Someone”.

 

1957 – Not too shabby for an afternoon’s work: Don Gibson writes two country classics, “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Oh Lonesome Me,” at his home in an East Tennessee trailer park.

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