Josh Turner Sounds Like Who? This Day In Country Music – August 11th
2006 – “CMT Cross Country” debuts, demonstrating the parallels between a pair of country performers. The debut episode matches Josh Turner with one of his biggest influences, Randy Travis.
2005 – Billy Currington’s “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” video debuts on CMT.
2001 – Blake Shelton picks up his first #1 single in Billboard with “Austin,” which remains at the top for five weeks.
1992 – Epic releases the soundtrack to “Honeymoon In Vegas,” featuring Elvis Presley re-makes by Trisha Yearwood, Ricky Van Shelton, Dwight Yoakam, Travis Tritt, Willie Nelson, Amy Grant, Billy Joel, Vince Gill, Bono and John Mellencamp, among others.
1984 – Gary Morris makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, singing “Velvet Chains,” “Wind Beneath My Wings” and–following an encore–“The Love She Found In Me”.
1979 – Eddie Rabbitt’s “Suspicions” reigns at #1 on the Billboard country chart.
1972 – Elvis Presley files for divorce from Priscilla in Santa Monica, California.
1951 – Hank Williams hits #1 in Billboard’s country chart with “Hey, Good Lookin'”.
1946 – John Conlee born in Versailles, Kentucky. After careers as a mortician and a disc jockey, his 1978 recording “Rose Colored Glasses” starts a 10-year string of blue-collar singles. He joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1981.