Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Today in Country Music History...August 24, 2016



Love And Theft's Stephen Barker Liles marries Jenna Kennedy at Ruby Nashville. In attendance are Eric Gunderson and Chase Rice

Mercury releases Kacey Musgraves' "Merry Go 'Round" to radio

Curb releases Tim McGraw's album "Live Like You Were Dying" and releases the title track as a digital single

June Carter Cash undergoes surgery to have a pacemaker installed

Faith Hill's "Breathe" becomes her second gold single

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers share the #1 position in Billboard with "Real Love"

Johnny Paycheck records the David Allan Coe-penned "Take This Job And Shove It" at Nashville's Columbia Recording Studio

Waylon Jennings is arrested during a recording session, along with his secretary, Lori Evans, on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. The event inspires his song "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand"

Kristyn Osborn is born near Magna, Utah. She joins sisters Kassidy and Kelsi to form SHeDAISY, whose pop-tinged harmonies lead them to a series of country hits, beginning with the release of their 1999 debut album

Bobby Bare records "500 Miles Away From Home" in a morning session at Nashville's RCA Studio B

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