Saturday, September 3, 2016

Today in Country Music History...September 3, 2016


Miranda Lambert picks up nine nominations in the Country Music Association awards for the second time in her career, buoyed by the album "Platinum," the single "Automatic" and the collaborations "We Were Us" and "Somethin' Bad"

Thomas Rhett secures a gold single with "It Goes Like This"

Dierks Bentley's "Am I The Only One" hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

Arista releases Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" to radio

Taylor Swift makes her European concert debut, performing a sold-out show at King's College in London

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill's Soul2Soul II Tour wraps at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The couple brought in almost $89 million during the concert run, setting a record as the highest-grossing country tour in history

Capitol releases Deana Carter's album "Did I Shave My Legs For This?"

Singer/songwriter Aaron Henningsen is born at Jarman Hospital in Tuscola, Illinois. He joins father Brian Henningsen and sister Clara Henningsen in forming The Henningsens, and in writing The Band Perry's hit "You Lie"

Loretta Lynn signs with Decca Records

Hank Thompson is born in Waco, Texas. His mix of honky-tonk and Western swing makes him one of country's top acts in the 1950s and early-'60s. His signature song, "The Wild Side Of Life," aids his 1989 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame

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