England Dan Born This Day In Country Music – February 8th (Video)
2011 – Stoney Creek releases Thompson Square’s self-titled debut album.
2009 – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss win five trophies in the 51st Grammy Awards at the Staples Center: Album of the Year and Contemporary Folk/Americana Album, for “Raising Sand”; Record of the Year, “Please Read The Letter”; Pop Collaboration, “Rich Woman”; and Country Collaboration, “Killing The Blues”.
2006 – Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas win three trophies during the 48th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles: Best Country Album, for “Lonely Runs Both Ways”; Best Country Vocal by a Duo or Group, “Restless”; and Best Country Instrumental, “Unionhouse Branch”.
2005 – MCA releases Lee Ann Womack’s “There’s More Where That Came From” album.
2004 – Alison Krauss wins three times during the 46th annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. “Alison Krauss + Union Station – Live” wins Best Bluegrass Album, the track “Cluck Old Hen” takes Best Country Instrumental Performance, and she shares Best Country Collaboration with James Taylor, for “How’s The World Treating You”.
2002 – Jo Dee Messina notches her second platinum album, for “Burn”.
1997 – Mark Chesnutt makes a timely appearance at the top of the Billboard country chart with “It’s A Little Too Late”.
1996 – Travis Tritt proposes to Theresa Nelson at home near Marietta, Georgia, a year after they first met. He gets down on one knee and offers a six carat diamond.
1960 – Jim Reeves registers a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with “He’ll Have To Go”.
1948 – Dan Seals born in McCamey, Texas. After establishing a pop career as one-half of England Dan & John Ford Coley, he becomes a consistent presence in the 1980s, behind “Bop,” “You Still Move Me” and “Big Wheels In The Moonlight”.