Saturday, September 24, 2016

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



Jason Aldean gets engaged to Brittany Kerr at the San Diego Zoo

Miranda Lambert performs her entire "Revolution" album at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for an audience that includes Taylor Swift. In addition to "White Liar" and "The House That Built Me," the set list includes covers of "Crazy," "The Way I Am" and "Settin' The Woods On Fire"

Sara Evans completes her run to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "A Real Fine Place To Start"

Loretta Lynn is a double-winner at the Americana Music Awards, held at the Nashville Convention Center

"Strawberry Wine" wins twice at the 31st annual Country Music Association awards, broadcast by CBS from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. "Wine" earns Single of the Year for Deana Carter and producer Chris Farren, and Song of the Year for writers Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison

Joe Diffie's "Third Rock From The Sun" rises to the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

Mark Chesnutt receives his first gold album, for his debut, "Too Cold At Home"

Clint Black picks up his first gold album, for "Killin' Time"

The Sons Of The Pioneers receive a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs record "The Ballad Of Jed Clampett," the theme for "The Beverly Hillbillies"

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