25 Years Ago Alan Jackson’s “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” Hit No. 1 on the Charts and in Our Hearts

It’s been 25 years since Alan Jackson’s classic, “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and we we still want to hear some Jones. Written by Jackson, along with Roger Murrah and Keith Stegall, the track was the title track for Jackson’s second studio album. It was such a massive … Read more

This Day in Country Music: Toby Keith Unleashes “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue”

On this day in 2002, Toby Keith released his much-hyped “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)” video. Keith wrote the song in late 2001 after the death of his father and the September 11 attacks on America. The single was released in 2002 as the lead single from the album, Unleashed. … Read more

This Day in Country Music History” “Redneck Woman” Video Debuts

Has it really been 11 years since Gretchen Wilson brought the world “Redneck Woman”? During the video Wilson drives around in a pickup truck and a four-wheeler through the mud with two men are interspersed throughout the video. Guest stars make appearances throughout the video including Big & Rich, Tanya Tucker, Hank Williams Jr. and Kid … Read more

This Day in Country Music History: “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off”

On this day in 2006, Joe Nichols earned his first gold single for “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.” The song was the second No. 1 hit of Nichols’ career and was originally performed in the mid-1990s by the brother-sister duo, John and Audrey Wiggins. Probably not the first song most brothers and sisters would … Read more

This Day in Country Music: “Song of the South”

On this day in 1989, Alabama’s “Song Of The South” hit No.1 on the Billboard Country chart. The song was recorded twice before Alabama got a hold of it, reaching No. 57 and 72, respectively on the chart. Alabama released it on their Southern Star album and is the story of poor Southern family living … Read more

This Day in Country Music History: Trace Adkins Invents a New Phrase

Can you believe it’s been 9 years since we first heard the phrase, “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk?” Yes, on this day in 2005, Trace Adkins released the single “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” which skyrocketed to No. 2 on Billboard‘s Hot Country chart and even made its way into the Top 40 of Billboard‘s Hot 100. Apparently, the song … Read more

This Day in Country Music History: Kenny Chesney Gets First No. 1

Every country music star has to start somewhere, and Kenny Chesney got his first big start after releasing “She’s Got it All.” This song marked Chesney’s first time achieving the top spot on Billboard’s Top Country chart. Since his first hit, he’s added an addition 22 No. 1 hits. The 1997 hit comes from his … Read more

This Day in Country Music History: George Strait Knows Us Better Than That

George Strait is one of the most well known figures in country music. Actually, he is country music. He truly emanates the lifestyle in everything that he does, whether it be his music, his participation in rodeo, or his attire, he is authentic country. This day, 23 years ago, his hit song “You Know Me … Read more

This Day in Country Music History: Reba McEntire and Patsy Cline Reach the Top Spot

August 7th was an iconic day in the careers of two of the leading ladies of country music. In 2004, Reba’s single, “Somebody,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Music Charts. Reba has done movies and TV shows, but her heart lies where she started– country music. She is definitely one of the most … Read more

This Day in Country Music History: Shania Twain Scores First No. 1

On this day in 1995, now legendary, Shania Twain, scored her first (of dozens) No. 1 Billboard hit with “Any Man of Mine.” The song also became Twain’s first crossover hit after it cracked the top 40 on the pop charts. It was released to radio in April 1995, and topped the charts for two … Read more

This Day in Country Music: Elvis Presley Sings Live

On this day in 1954 Elvis Presley made his first live appearance at the Bon Air Club in Memphis. He wowed the crowd with “That’s All Right” and “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” Elvis, of course, went on to be regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century and came to … Read more

This Day in Country Music: “The Dance”

On this day, 24 years ago, “The Dance,” Garth Brooks‘ signature song, hits No. 1 on the Billboard country chart and stays there for 3 weeks. It was the final single from his album, Garth Brooks, and was released in April 1990. The video features several American icons who, in Brooks’ eyes, died for a dream, … Read more