Happy Birthday to the iPhone!

Revolutionary Invention Is 7 Years Old

Seven years ago today (Jan. 9), Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone. It was available for purchase in the US and Europe later in the year.

In recent years, what has happened in country music on that date? Take a look.

Jan. 9, 2012: Blake Shelton nets gold and platinum single for “God Gave Me You.”

Jan. 9, 2009: Valory releases Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA” to radio. Among other things, the song references “Sweet Home Alabama.”
Jan. 7, 2007: “Life Is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts earns two People’s Choice awards (favorite song in a movie and favorite remake); Carrie Underwood is a double-winner (favorite female artist and favorite country song with “Before He Cheats”) and Kenny Chesney is named favorite male artist.

Copy editor and researcher at CMT.com