This Day in Country Music: July 10

July 11, 2018 GMT

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1952 - Hank and Audrey Williams were divorced for the second and final time

1961 - “Heartbreak U.S.A.” by Kitty Wells was at #1 on the US Country singles chart. The track became Kitty Wells third and final #1 staying at the top spot for four weeks and spending twenty-three weeks on the chart

1965 - Roy Acuff broke his collarbone and fractured his pelvis in a car crash in east Tennessee

1967 - Bobbie Gentry recorded what would be her classic single, “Ode to Billy Joe,” at a Hollywood recording studio

1970 - Johnny Cash recorded Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

1970 - Born on this day in Columbus, Ohio, was Gary LeVox, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with the American country trio Rascal Flatts

1993 - John Anderson went to number one with “Money in the Bank”


1995 - Blackhawk’s single “I’m Not Strong Enough to Say No” was released

2000 - Customs officials at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport seized a shipment of promotional CD singles by Kenny Chesney. The single “I Lost It” came packaged with something called “English Water”

2002 - Dolly Parton kicked off her first major concert tour in 10 years at the Irving Plaza in New York City. The Halos & Horns Tour was to promote the release of her latest album Halos & Horns

2004 - Toby Keith earned another number one with “Whiskey Girl”

2005 - Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry broke his left ankle and tore ligaments in his knee in a horse riding accident. Montgomery Gentry was forced to cancel several shows

2010 - Carrie Underwood married ice hockey player Mike Fisher in Greensboro, Georgia

2012 - Luke Bryan performed the national anthem prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Kansas City, Missouri

2012 - The Zac Brown Band released their third album, Uncaged. The album won Best Country Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards

2013 - Randy Travis underwent emergency brain surgery after suffering a stroke at a hospital in Plano, Texas

2014 - Garth Brooks announced that he would be releasing later that year his first studio album in 13 years and a world tour