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Today In Country History- Kenny Chesney The Wedding Singer, Travis Has Big Number One

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2001- Kenny Chesney is the “Country” wedding singer!  Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning marries Ashley Thompson.  A close friend of Peyton’s, Kenny is asked to sing “Me And You” during the ceremony. 

1990- Although some would consider “Forever and Ever, Amen” his biggest hit, according to Billboard Randy Travis racks up the biggest chart his of his career wtih “Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart.”  The song stays at the peak position longer than any of his other singles, a total of four weeks.

1956-  After scoring his first Number One single on the Country charts with “I Forgot To Remember To Forget,” Elvis scores his second Number One Country single, and his first crossover hit, with ”Heartbreak Hotel.”

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Paul Overstreet, 1955.  Paul is one of Nashville’s premier songwriters, penning hits like “Forever and Ever, Amen” “When You Say Nothing At All” “Love Can Build A Bridge” “Some Beach” and “She Think’s My Tractor’s Sexy.”  In addition to these songwriting credits, he has his own recording career with hit songs like “Daddy’s Come Around” and “Seein’ My Father In Me.”

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