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This Day in Country Music: April 23

April 24, 2018 GMT

A look at today in country music history >>>

1961 - Red Foley was acquitted of federal income tax evasion charges in a trial that ended with a hung jury. His highly successful Country TV show Ozark Jubilee was canceled partly because of the charges

1972 - Jerry Lee Lewis was at #1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart with “Chantilly Lace”

1992 - A 13-mile stretch of Mississippi Highway 23 was renamed in honor Tammy Wynette

1994 - Lari White married Chuck Cannon, a co-writer of John Michael Montgomery’s hit “I Love the Way You Love Me”

1996 - Bryan White met actress Erika Page for the first time at a benefit concert in Los Angeles. They began dating in 1997 and married in 2000

1999 - Charlie Daniels was surprised, and so was the audience, when Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Rhett Akins, Lee Roy Parnell and blues singer Johnny Neel all performed with him at Volunteer Jam ’99 at Nashville’s First American Music Center

2002 - Kenny Chesney’s album, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems was released

2006 - Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney married Tiffany Fallon in Mexico

2009 - Evansville, Indiana declared it Taylor Swift Day as she kicked off her first headlining tour there. Taylor also got the key to the city