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Dottie Dots The Top Spot This Day in Country Music – April 26th (Video)

1980 – Dottie West’s “A Lesson In Leavin'” goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart.

2009 – Clint Black wins $20,000 for charity as the project manager for the winning team on an episode of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The task: develop a four-page advertorial for Right Guard.


2008 – Kenny Chesney’s right foot is caught between a mechanical lift and the stage at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina, creating a severe hematoma. He still finishes the concert, which also features Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Luke Bryan, Gary Allan and Uncle Kracker.


2005 – Carrie Underwood covers Martina McBride for the second time during season four of “American Idol,” performing “When God-Fearin’ Women Get The Blues”.


2003 – CMT premieres Shania Twain’s “Forever And For Always” video.


1997 – George Strait begins a five-week stay at the top of the Billboard country chart with “One Night At A Time”.


1994 – Nicholasville, Kentucky, declares John Michael Montgomery Day and gives him the key to the city.


1971 – Bass player-vocalist Jay DeMarcus is born in Columbus, Ohio. He co-founds the harmony trio Rascal Flatts, which wins the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year honor six straight times beginning in 2003.


1971 – Sammi Smith picks up the only gold single of her career, for selling a million copies of “Help Me Make It Through The Night”.


1941 – Ernest Tubb records “Walking The Floor Over You,” “Our Baby’s Book,” “When The World Has Turned You Down,” “I’ll Always Be Glad To Take You Back” and “Mean Mama Blues” at the Biggs Studio in Dallas.

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