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Getting “Back To The Basics” This Day in Country Music – May 21st (Video)

 

2008 – Capitol releases Darius Rucker’s first country single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” to radio.

 

2002 – DreamWorks releases the self-titled debut album by Emerson Drive.

 

2002 – Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow tape an installment of “CMT Crossroads” on the Sony Pictures lot in Los Angeles. In addition to their own material, they offer a duet on the Johnny Cash & June Carter classic “Jackson”.

 

2001 – “Pearl Harbor,” released by Disney’s Buena Vista, premieres in Hawaii. Faith Hill opens the event by singing the national anthem. Lee Greenwood closes it with “God Bless The U.S.A.”.

 

1998 – Garth Brooks’ “No Fences” becomes the first country album certified for shipments of 14 million copies.

 

1994 – John Berry’s “Your Love Amazes Me” goes to #1 in Billboard.

 

1991 – Tracy Lawrence signs a recording contract with Atlantic Records.

 

1988 – Kathy Mattea drives to #1 in Billboard with “Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses”.

 

1985 – Songwriter Craig Wiseman arrives in Nashville from Mississippi, sleeping in a van for his first week. He ultimately pens such hits as Kenny Chesney’s “The Good Stuff,” LeAnn Rimes’ “Something’s Gotta Give” and Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying”.

 

1977 – Waylon Jennings’ “Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)” begins a six-week run at #1 on the Billboard country chart.

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