On this day In Country Music History

On this Day in Country Music History: July 8, 2022


Born in Clinton, Oklahoma, was Toby Keith. His debut "Should've Been a Cowboy", topped the US country charts and was the most played country song of the 1990s. The song has received three million spins since then, according to Broadcast Music Incorporated.


Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country charts with "Natural High." It became Haggard's thirty-third #1 Country single.


Garth Brooks and wife, Sandy, had their first child, Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks. The couple first met in May 1986 when Garth was working as a bouncer at a bar.


Country singer Steve Wariner asked for a restraining order against Linda Marie Shinn, who he claimed had been stalking him since 1989. Wariner alleged that she had sent him countless letters he characterized as, "absurd and frightening" as well as emails and Facebook posts.

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