The Music and Memories of July 25

2000- Thanks to the singles 'Buy Me A Rose' and 'The Greatest,' Kenny Rogers' "She Rides Wild Horses" album is certified for shipments of one million copies, giving him at least one platinum album in each of four straight decades.

1995- Charlie Rich dies of an acute blood clot at the age of 62.  Charlie is named the CMA's Entertainer of the Year in 1974, while riding the success of his 1973 smash hits 'Behind Closed Doors' and 'The Most Beautiful Girl.'

1992- The Garth Brooks single 'The River' peaks at No. 1 in Billboard.

1987- Steve Wariner's 'The Weekend' reaches the top of the charts.

1977- Jerry Reed opens the popular tourist attraction, The Nashville Palace, across the street from the Opryland Hotel. His first week's guests include his daughter, Seidina, and Lorrie Morgan. The venue becomes an important training ground for Randy Travis and several country music hopefuls.