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Mama Tried For #1 and Got It This Day in Country Music – August 31st (Video)

1968 – Merle Haggard’s prison-themed “Mama Tried” does time at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.

This video features a TV performance from the year “Mamma Tried” went #1, 1968.

2010 – Miranda Lambert receives five nominations for the 44th annual Country Music Association awards on the first of two days of nominee announcements. Three are for “White Liar,” two for “The House That Built Me”.


2009 – George Strait’s “Living For The Night” video has its TV debut on CMT.


2007 – Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert are teamed as an episode of “CMT Cross Country” debuts on TV. Among the songs on tap: “Love You,” “Kerosene” and a version of Waylon Jennings’ “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way”.


2007 – Trisha Yearwood is joined by R&B balladeer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds to shoot an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at Belmont University’s Curb Entertainment Center in Nashville.


2006 – CMT debuts Toby Keith’s “Crash Here Tonight” video, featuring Heather Locklear.


1999 – Monument releases The Dixie Chicks’ “Fly” album.


1994 – Clay Walker earns his first platinum album with his self-titled debut.


1974 – “Step right up…” to #1: George Jones tops the Billboard country singles list with “The Grand Tour”.


1968 – Jeannie C. Riley makes her Grand Ole Opry debut.


1959 – The Browns claim a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with “The Three Bells”.

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