Real Country History…

February 21
  • 1958 - Mary Chapin Carpenter born in Princeton, NJ


  • 1996 - Garth Brooks' "Fresh Horses" album is certified gold, platinum and triple-platinum


  • 1953 - The late Hank Williams registers a #1 country single in Billboard with "Kaw-Liga


  • 1948 - Little Jimmy Dickens makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "John Henry" and "I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair"


  • 1976 - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson topped the country singles chart with "Good Hearted Woman" -- a track from "The Outlaws" album.


  • 1981 - "9 To 5" by Dolly Parton topped the pop singles chart.


  • 1981 - k.d. lang, Lyle Lovett and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band took top honors at the 32nd annual GRAMMY Awards. Also, Hank Williams Jr. won the Best Country Vocal Collaboration GRAMMY for his duet with his late father, Hank Sr., "There's A Tear In My Beer."


  • 1994 - Houston Astrodome security guards tackled two cowboys invited on-stage by Wynonna during a show. Officials later apologized and offered the men free Wynonna concert tickets.