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Today in Country Music, August 21, featuring Travis Tritt

Posted By: Barry Kent · 8/21/2012 5:39:00 AM

Today in Country Music, August 21

On this day in 2011, Shania Twain announced she was auctioning off the shoes she wore at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville which she famously took a tumble on the way to the stage.

Today in 2008, Keith Urban was spotted with some new body art to honor his wife. He was seen in a Los Angeles airport with a new tattoo on his bicep that simply read Nicole.

Garth Brooks cd scarecrow was certified triple platinum in 2002.

And on this day in 1990, "I’m Gonna Be Somebody" by Travis Tritt sat at the top of the charts.

"I'm Gonna Be Somebody" was written by Jill Colucci and Stewart Harris. It was the third single released from Travis’1990 debut album Country Club. It reached #2 in the United States, while it became his second number-one hit in Canada.

The song describes a young male named Bobby, who lives in a lower-class community with rather difficult economic issues. Bobby is an aspiring young singer and musician whose lifelong dream is to have a successful career in the music business. People in his community, however, beg to differ and advise Bobby to instead choose a more realistic source of income, as they believe a career in music is not a good option; Bobby ignores their advice and continues his quest to pursue his dreams and prove all of the nonbelievers wrong. Ten years pass before Bobby finally achieves those dreams; he is now the most successful recording artist (presumably in country music) with a top concert tour and No. 1 radio singles to boot. One summer season, Bobby performs a homecoming concert. During his performance, he hears a singing voice coming from the front row, which is revealed to be another young male who has exactly the same dream and ambition that Bobby had long ago.

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