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This Day in Country Music: April 18

April 19, 2018 GMT

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1948 - Earl Scruggs married Louise Certain in Gaffney, South Carolina, two months after leaving Bill Monroe’s band. She later became the manager of Flatt & Scruggs

1964 - Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country singles charts with “Understand Your Man”

1966 - Eddy Arnold was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “I Want to Go with You” which was written by country music singer-songwriter Hank Cochran

1970 - Johnny Cash was at #1 on the Country album chart with Hello, I’m Johnny Cash, his 33rd album release. The album featured “If I Were a Carpenter”, the famous duet with his wife, June Carter Cash, which earned the couple a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1971

1975 - Olivia Newton-John was at #1 on the US Country album chart with Have You Never Been Mellow. The title track was also a US #1 single. Newton-John received aGrammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her work on the song “Have You Never Been Mellow”

1998 - Diamond Rio was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry

2010 - Carrie Underwood became the first woman to win Entertainer of the Year twice at the Country Music Awards. She had previously won in 2009