Posthumous is Better Than Never This Day in Country Music – July 25th (Video)
Keith Whitley's brief mainstream country music career lasted only about 5 years and his first certified Gold record didn't come until 1989 after his passing.
2011 - Eric Church gets a gold single for "Homeboy".
2008 - Dixie Chick Martie Maguire and her husband, Gareth, have a daughter, Harper Rosie Maguire, in Austin, Texas.
2006 - RCA releases Jake Owen's debut album, "Startin' With Me".
2001 - The T Bone Burnett-produced "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack goes double-platinum. It features John Hartford, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley, Alison Krauss, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Harry McClintock, Norman Blake and The Whites, among others.
2000 - Kenny Rogers' "She Rides Wild Horses" album is certified for shipments of one million copies, giving him at least one platinum album in each of four straight decades.
1992 - The Garth Brooks single "The River" peaks at #1 in Billboard.
1989 - The late Keith Whitley is honored with a gold album for the first time, for "Don't Close Your Eyes".
1987 - Steve Wariner's "The Weekend" reaches #1 in Billboard.
1970 - Drummer Rich Redmond born in Norwich, Connecticut. After a stint with the band Rushlow, he becomes a member of Jason Aldean's band, playing on "Big Green Tractor," "She's Country" and "Dirt Road Anthem".
1950 - Lefty Frizzell records "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time," "I Love You A Thousand Ways" and "Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Saturday)" in his first recording session, at Dallas' Jim Beck Studio.