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This Day In Country Music: July 2

July 3, 2018 GMT

A look a country music history >>>

1969 - Johnny Cash’s single “A Boy Named Sue” was released

1973 - Conway Twitty’s single “You’ve Never Been This Far Before” hit the airwaves

1983 - Born on this day, was Michelle Branch, singer-songwriter, guitarist and actress. During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums, The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper, and in 2005, she formed the country music duo The Wreckers with friend and fellow musician Jessica Harp, and produced the Grammy-nominated single “Leave the Pieces”. The Wreckers disbanded in 2007 to pursue their respective solo careers

1991 - Trisha Yearwood’s self-titled debut album hit stores

1999 - Andy Griggs made his Grand Ole Opry debut

2005 - Rascal Flatts raced to the top of the chart with “Fast Cars and Freedom”

2009 - Kellie Pickler’s single, “Best Days of Your Life” was certified gold