November 26 – This Day in Country Music

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1958
Johnny Cash, made his debut on the US country chart when “Cry! Cry! Cry!” made it to #14. His next seven singles would all make the country top 10, with “I Walk the Line” and “There You Go” both hitting #1.

1962
Born on this day in Dotson, Texas was singer Linda Davis who scored three minor country singles as one half of the duo Skip & Linda. As a solo artist Davis has recorded five studio albums, her highest chart entry was “Does He Love You”, her 1993 duet with Reba McEntire, which reached #1 on the Billboard country charts and won both singers the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. Davis is the wife of the country singer Lang Scott and the mother of Hillary Scott, the co-lead singer of Lady Antebellum.

1976
Born on this day in Rogers, Arkansas, was Joe Nichols, country music artist. Nichols has released seven studio albums which have produced fourteen Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the #1 singles “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and “Gimmie That Girl” as well as five other Top Ten entries.

1992
Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US Country chart with his fourth studio album The Chase. The album featured his version of the Little Feat song “Dixie Chicken”, and “Night Rider’s Lament” the classic cowboy song that had been previously recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker and Chris LeDoux.

2001
Alan Jackson released “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” which became a #1 single on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. The song’s lyrics center on reactions to the September 11 attacks in the United States, written in the form of questions. The song won multiple awards at the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Awards, including Song of the Year, and also earned Jackson his first Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

2002
Curb Records released Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors, the singers eighth album and the first to feature his band The Dancehall Doctors. Two songs from the album featured in the movie Black Cloud, which starred McGraw.

2015
American country and bluegrass artists Chris Stapleton was at #1 on the US album chart with Traveller. The album was later named Album of the Year at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards.