The Whole Country Bops This Day In Country Music – January 18th (Video)
2009 – Garth Brooks sings “We Shall Be Free” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during an inaugural event for Barack Obama. Also appearing: James Taylor, Jennifer Nettles, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Sheryl Crow.
2007 – Dierks Bentley’s “Long Trip Alone” video has its world premiere on CMT.
2007 – Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby tape a new edition of “CMT Crossroads” in Nashville. The set list includes “Mandolin Rain” and “Don’t Get Above Your Raising.” They’re also joined by John Anderson for a surprise rendition of “Super Freak”.
2006 – Keith Urban’s “Be Here” album goes triple-platinum.
2001 – Inaugural celebrations for president George W. Bush in Washington, D.C., include performances by Lorrie Morgan, Sammy Kershaw, Lee Ann Womack and Brooks & Dunn, who sing “Only In America”.
1989 – Lee Greenwood sings “God Bless The U.S.A.” at the opening inaugural ceremonies for president George Bush.
1986 – Dan Seals’ nostalgic “Bop” goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.
1978 – Roy Orbison undergoes open heart surgery for three blocked arteries at Nashville’s St. Thomas Hospital.
1956 – Mark Collie born in Waynesboro, Tennessee. He scores two Top 10 singles, “Even The Man In The Moon Is Crying” and “Born To Love You,” during the 1990s and becomes a spokesman for diabetes.
1941 – Bobby Goldsboro born in Marianna, Florida. His sentimental “Honey” sells a fast 1 million copies in 1968.