This Day in Country Music: May 21

May 22, 2018 GMT

A look back at some country music history >>>

1964 - Buck Owens was at #1 on the country charts with “My Heart Skips a Beat”, Owens’s third chart topper

1977 - Waylon Jennings began a six-week run at the top of the country chart with “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)”

1982 - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson were at #1 on the Country charts with “Just to Satisfy You”

1988 - Kathy Mattea hit number one with her signature tune “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses”

1988 - Alabama, The Judds, George Strait and Randy Travis all appeared at a Country Music Stars Concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City

1991 - Tracy Lawrence signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records

1994 - Country star Tim McGraw had the number one pop album with Not a Moment Too Soon

1994 - Trisha Yearwood married Robert “Bobby” Reynolds, the bass player for the country music group The Mavericks. The couple divorced in 1999


1994 - John Berry topped the chart with “Your Love Amazes Me”

1998 - Garth Brooks’ No Fences became the first country album certified for shipments of 14 million copies

2002 - Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow teamed up for an installment of CMT Crossroads

2002 - Emerson Drive’s self-titled debut album was released

2013 - Darius Rucker released his fourth studio album, True Believers. It debuted at the top of the country charts, and No. 2 on the Billboard 200

2014 - Crash My Party the fourth studio album by Luke Bryan was at #1 on the country chart. Its first single, the title track, reached #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and the album went onto sell over 2 million in sales in the United States by the summer of this year