March 30 – This Day in Country Music

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1973
Eric Weissberg was at #1 on the country music album chart with Dueling Banjos. The song “Dueling Banjos” was made famous by the 1972 film Deliverance, (starring Jon Voight andBurt Reynolds), which also led to a successful lawsuit by the song’s composer, as it was used in the film without his permission.

1992
Garth Brooks was featured on the cover of Time magazine billing him inside as a “jumping-jack-flash performer who can bring 40-year-olds to tears with existential hymns about accepting life’s compromises.”

1998
Clint Black was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “Nothin’ but The Taillights” the third single and title track from his album of the same name. This single became Black’s eleventh #1 single, twenty-sixth Top Ten single, and twenty-seventh Top Twenty single.

2006
Carrie Underwood was at #1 on the US country charts with her debut album Some Hearts. It is the best selling debut album by a solo female country music artist in history. The album contains the #1 singles “Jesus, Take the Wheel”, “Don’t Forget to Remember Me”, “Wasted”, and “Before He Cheats”.