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Toby Takes “Angry” To #1 And A Bunch Of Country Babies This Day In Country Music – July 20th

2002 – Toby Keith occupies the #1 position in Billboard with “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)”.

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1996 – Ricochet deposits “Daddy’s Money” at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.


1992 – An unprecedented start: Billy Ray Cyrus’ debut album, “Some Gave All,” is certified gold, platinum and double-platinum two months after its release.


1992 – For the first time in her career, Reba McEntire receives a double-platinum album, marking two million units shipped of “For My Broken Heart”.


1988 – Julianne Hough born in Salt Lake City. Introduced nationally on the ABC series “Dancing With The Stars,” she nets a #1 country album with her self-titled 2008 debut.


1968 – Johnny Cash’s live version of “Folsom Prison Blues” takes the #1 slot on the Billboard country chart.


1959 – Radney Foster born in Del Rio, Texas. He joins Bill Lloyd in the 1980s duo Foster & Lloyd, develops a solo career and authors such hits as Sara Evans’ “A Real Fine Place To Start” and Keith Urban’s “I’m In”.


1946 – Kim Carnes born in Pasadena, California. Primarily a pop recording artist, she joins Kenny Rogers on the 1980 country hit “Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer” and writes the Rogers/Ronnie Milsap duet “Make No Mistake, She’s Mine”.


1944 – Bill Browder born in Humboldt, Tennessee. Under the stage name T.G. Sheppard, he segues from record promotion into performing, developing pop-slanted 1980s country hits, including “I Loved ‘Em Every One,” “Only One You” and “Slow Burn”.


1918 – Songwriter Cindy Walker born in Mart, Texas. She lands a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame by writing such hits as Eddy Arnold’s “You Don’t Know Me,” Webb Pierce’s “I Don’t Care” and Jim Reeves’ “Distant Drums”.

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