November 7 – This Day in Country Music

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1947
Hank Williams recorded “My Sweet Love Ain’t Around” with Fred Rose producing at Castle Studio, Nashville. The track became his third single on MGM Records released in January 1948.

1970
Merle Haggard was at #1 on the country music album chart with The Fightin’ Side of Me. The title track (like the song “Okie from Muskogee”) became a success and gave Haggard a #1 hit single.

1988
Alabama released “Song of the South” which went to #1 on the Country chart. It became the twenty-fourth #1 single for the group. The song was first recorded by American country music artist Bobby Bare on his 1980 album Drunk & Crazy.

1991
Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country chart with his third studio album, Ropin’ the Wind. The album repelaced his previous album No Fences at the #1 postion, where it enjoyed a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

2000
Alan Jackson released his ninth studio album When Somebody Loves You which became his fifth US Country #1. The album featured the singles “Where I Come From”, “www.memory”, “When Somebody Loves You”, and “It’s Alright to Be a Redneck.”

2007
Kenny Chesney was named the CMA Entertainer of the Year for the third time in four years.