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Who The Heck is Gerald Vernon? This Day in Country Music – July 10th (Video)

1970 – Gerald Vernon is born in Columbus, Ohio. Using the professional name Gary LeVox, he becomes the lead singer for Rascal Flatts, whose tight harmonies and positive lyrics lead to numerous multi-platinum albums and Vocal Group of the Year honors.


2012 – Luke Bryan performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Kellie Pickler does “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch. The National League beats the American League, 8-0.


2010 – Carrie Underwood marries hockey player Mike Fisher at the Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia. Attending celebs include Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.


2004 – Toby Keith’s “Whiskey Girl” takes over the #1 position in the Billboard country singles chart.


1993 – John Anderson deposits “Money In The Bank” at #1 on the Billboard country chart.


1980 – Joshua Scott Jones is born in Charleston, Illinois. With Meghan Linsey, he forms Steel Magnolia, introduced on CMT’s “Can You Duet.” The act earns a hit with its 2009 debut, “Keep On Lovin’ You”.


1970 – Johnny Cash records Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.


1965 – Ken Mellons is born in Kingsport, Tennessee. The deep-voiced singer earns a 1994 hit with “Jukebox Junkie”.


1965 – Wreck on the highway: Roy Acuff, guitarist June Stearns and steel player Shot Jackson are injured in a near-fatal car crash in east Tennessee. Acuff has a pair of pelvic fractures and a broken collarbone. Stearns never returns to the band.


1952 – Hank and Audrey Williams are divorced for the second–and final—time.

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