Golden Southern Nights This Day In Country Music – April 20th (Video)
2011 – Jo Dee Messina sings the national anthem before a Nashville Predators playoff game at Bridgestone Arena. Carrie Underwood sings “Cowboy Casanova” during intermission with Vince Gill on guitar. The visiting Anaheim Ducks win, 6-3.
2008 – Hank Williams, Steve Wariner and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, along with jazz musician Kirk Whalum, Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and “Ring Of Fire” songwriter Merle Kilgore.
2006 – Martina McBride’s “Martina” album is certified double-platinum.
2002 – Toby Keith’s “My List” begins a five-week run at the top of the Billboard country list.
1993 – Mercury releases Toby Keith’s self-titled debut album.
1990 – The Kentucky HeadHunters go gold for the first time, with the “Pickin’ On Nashville” album.
1987 – The appropriately named Eddie “Rabbitt” performs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the White House lawn, in Washington, D.C..
1977 – The Glen Campbell hit “Southern Nights” goes gold. Check out this TV Classic featuring Glen and Jerry Reed performing “Southern Nights” *note Glen’s awesome cut off jeans!
1969 – Wade Hayes born in Bethel Acres, Oklahoma. Traditionally influenced, he scores several hits in the mid-1990s, including “Old Enough To Know Better,” “On A Good Night” and “What I Meant To Say”.
1938 – Singing cowboy Roy Rogers makes his debut as a leading man with the release of “Under Western Stars.” Accompanied by Smiley Burnette and his horse, Trigger, Rogers plays a congressman for a drought-stricken state.