A First For Reba And The Making Of A “Big, Big Man” This Day In Country Music – August 18th
2009 - Valory releases Reba McEntire's first album for the label, "Keep On Loving You"
2006 - Kenny Chesney performs at the BJCC Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Randy Owen, lead singer of the band Alabama, attends the show--the first time he's ever seen a concert as a ticket-holder
2004 - Big & Rich's debut album, "Horse Of A Different Color," is certified platinum
2003 - DreamWorks releases Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar"
1979 - Mel Tillis' "Coca Cola Cowboy" takes the #1 slot on the Billboard country singles chart
1973 - Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn share the top spot on the Billboard country chart with "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man"
1961 - Jimmy Dean records "Big Bad John" at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville
1955 - Steve Wilkinson, of The Wilkinsons, born in Belleville, Ontario. The Canadian family trio, which includes son Tyler and daughter Amanda, enters the national arena with its sentimental 1998 single "26 Cents"
1938 - Record producer Allen Reynolds born in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He produces Crystal Gayle's "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," Kathy Mattea's "Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses" and Garth Brooks' "Shameless"