Today In Country Music: George and ETC Celebrate Number 1’s, Hello, It’s Me

July 11, 2018

In 2009 The late Marty Robbins is inducted into the Fairgrounds Speedway Racing Hall of Fame in Nashville

In 1987, All My Ex’s Live in Texas takes George Strait to #1

In 1986, In his first recording session for Columbia, Ricky Van Shelton cuts “Somebody Lied”

In 1983, Merle Haggard’s duet album with Willie Nelson, “Pancho & Lefty,” is certified gold, along with Haggard’s solo project, “Big City”

In 1982, Dolly Parton’s movie, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” with Burt Reynolds, premieres in Austin

In 1981, Earl Thomas Conley scores his first #1 single in Billboard with “Fire & Smoke”

Happy Birthday to The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna