This Week in Country Music History
Every Tuesday on The Boot, we're giving fans a rundown of important and fun events that happened during this week in country music history.
It's been a big week already in country music news, with a tour announcement from Lady Antebellum, the passing of Loretta Lynn's eldest daughter, and a new album from Vince Gill and Paul Franklin. Take a look at some of the other country music news from years gone by.
1955 - Johnny Cash records 'Folsom Prison Blues' at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tenn.
1958 - Neal McCoy born in Jacksonville, Texas.
1985 - Alabama become the first quadruple Platinum selling country act when 'Mountain Music' and 'Feels So Right' are both certified for shipments of four million copies.
2008 - Alan Jackson awarded Gold album for 'Good Time.'
1948 - Country music appears on national television for the first time. Kitty Wells, Eddy Arnold and Johnny & Jack appear in five cities from a show taped at Washington, D.C.'s Constitution Hall.
1964 - Jim Reeves and pianist Dean Manuel die in a plane crash in Brentwood, Tenn.
1978 - Zac Brown born in Atlanta.
2001 - Warner Bros. releases Blake Shelton's debut album.
1927 - The Carter Family records for the first time in Bristol, Tenn., with producer Ralph Peer.
1981 - Kix and Barbara Brooks marry in Nashville.
2003 - Arista releases Alan Jackson's 'Remember When.'
2009 - Billy Currington is hospitalized with a concussion after a stage collapse in Camrose, Alberta.
1986 - George Strait hits No. 1 on the Billboard country chart with 'Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her.'
2003 - Brooks & Dunn's 'Red Dirt Road' lands at No. 1 on the Billboard country chart.
1985 - Alabama reach No. 1 on the Billboard country chart with 'Forty Hour Week (For A Livin').'
1993 - Giant releases Clay Walker's self-titled debut album.
1999 - Patsy Cline receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1927 - Jimmie Rodgers records for the first time, at a furniture store in Bristol, Tenn.
1981 - Ricky Skaggs marries Sharon White.
2001 - Jamie O'Neal reaches No. 1 on the Billboard country chart with 'When I Think About Angels.'
2008 - Brooks & Dunn receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.