2010 And the Cowgirls Cried

For 20 years, Brooks & Dunn spent most every night beneath the light of a neon moon. Brooks & Dunn gave the final road show of their career at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, New York.

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The ride would conclude with one more rendition of "Brand New Man." The Duo's first single would be their last hurrah. At the song's conclusion, with the crowd cheering its approval, Brooks dramatically tossed his black cowboy hat into the crowd, but Dunn -- even though he finally had his chance -- didn't go after it. Instead, they just waved to the crowd for a minute or two, and faded off into the sunset.

The Last Rodeo tour would conclude with one final stop in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena on September 2nd. The proceeds of this show were donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame and to victims of the 2010 Tennessee floods. And then, the greatest country duo of all time, was no more.

  • 2012

  • 2010

    Kenny Chesney’s high-school football documentary, Boys Of Fall, debuted on ESPN.

    The project took shape as Chesney began shooting footage and football interviews for the video for his single, "The Boys of Fall" in fall 2009. After shooting footage of friend and New Orleans Saints' coach Sean Payton at his high school alma mater, Chesney decided to expand the video into a full documentary film.

    Over the next several months he filmed youth football games, high school football games & locker room speeches as well as interviews with football greats. Interviews include Troy Aikman, Bobby Bowden, Mack Brown, Tony Dungy, Brett Favre, John Madden, Peyton Manning, Joe Namath, Sean Payton, Bill Parcells, Nick Saban and Jim Tressel.

    After an introduction that includes Payton speaking to his old high school team in the locker room before a big game, it depicts how those who do not go on to long, storied careers in the NFL, like high school wide receiver Chesney, the lessons learned on the field help to shape who they are today.

  • 2005

    Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are announced by the Country Music Association as the latest inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame

  • 2002

    Kenny Chesney’s "The Good Stuff" became the first single by a solo male country artist to spend at least seven straight weeks at the top of the Country Singles Chart since Jack Green’s 1967 hit "There Goes My Everything." Lonsestar had previously spent eight weeks at the top in 2000 with "Amazed."


    With ten, Alan Jackson set a record for the most nominations in a single year by an individual artist for the Country Music Association Awards. Merle Haggard held the previous record with nine back in 1970.

  • 2001

    The Dixie Chicks filed a lawsuit against their record label, Sony Records for royalties they claimed to be owned. The $4.1 million dollar suit was in response to a breach of contract suit filed by Sony against the Chicks.

    After months of negotiation, the Chicks & Sony settled their suit privately, with the trio awarded their own record label imprint, Open Wide Records, which afforded them more control, a better contract, and an increase in royalty money. In the settlement Sony retained marketing and distribution of albums.

  • 1995

    K.T. Oslin has quadruple-bypass heart surgery at Nashville's Saint Thomas Hospital. Oslin would take a hiatus from singing after her surgery, first recovering then turning to acting.

    She returned to the recording studio in 1998, recording the album My Roots Are Showing..., which included the single "Silver Tongue and Goldplated Lies".

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  • 1979

  • Birthdays

    Songwriter DON SCHLITZ is 62.

    Keyboardist Dan Truman of DIAMOND RIO is 58.

    Singer/songwriter Shawn Camp is 48


    Cajun singer Jimmy C. Newman was born on this date in 1927. Jimmy passed on June 21st of this year at the age of 86