2007 Garth Becomes First Artist To Debut At #1
Alan Jackson’s album What I Do debuted at the top of both the country and pop charts after first week sales of 176,000 copies, making him only the third country artist to score three number one albums on both the country and pop chart.
The album featured the singles "Too Much of a Good Thing" (#5), "Monday Morning Church" *(#5), "The Talkin' Song Repair Blues" (#18) and "USA Today" (#18). The album has sold more than 1.3 million copies to date.
George Jones declined to perform at the Country Music Association Awards because the CMA asked him to sing a shortened version of his CMA Nominated tune Choices.
Singer/songwriter Andy Gibson is 33
Roy Acuff was born on this date in 1903, in Maynardville, Tennessee. Proclaimed the King of Country Music, he becomes synonymous with the Grand Ole Opry following his 1938 debut. In 1962, he becomes the first living inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame. He passed away in 1992 at the age of 89 of congestive heart failure.