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“Greatest Country Song” This Day in Country Music – August 27th (Video)

What are the greatest Country songs of all time?  CMT picked one of the best from Merle Haggard. 

2005 – Merle Haggard’s “Okie From Muskogee” ranks #1 when CMT presents “20 Greatest City Songs”.

2010 – Taylor Swift’s “Mine” video premieres on CMT, MTV and VH1.


2003 – Keith Urban achieves platinum with his “Golden Road” album.


1998 – Phil Vassar’s first daughter, Haley, is born. Her arrival is celebrated in the lyrics of his single “American Child”.


1990 – Capitol releases Garth Brooks’ “No Fences” album.


1977 – Crystal Gayle begins a four-week stay at #1 in Billboard with “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”.


1961 – Jeffrey Steele born in Burbank, California. He helps found the band Boy Howdy before piling up hits as a songwriter, including LeAnn Rimes’ “Big Deal,” Rascal Flatts’ “What Hurts The Most” and Montgomery Gentry’s “My Town”.


1957 – Bill Anderson writes “City Lights” on the roof of the Hotel Andrew Jackson in Commerce, Georgia.


1949 – Guitarist-vocalist Jeff Cook born in Fort Payne, Alabama. He founds the band Alabama with two cousins, grabbing multiple Entertainer of the Year awards on their way to the Country Music Hall of Fame .


1924 – Oliver “Mooney” Lynn born in Kentucky. He later marries Loretta Lynn and inspires her rise as a country singer.

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