Friday, September 30, 2016

Today in Country Music History...September 30, 2016



Warner Bros. releases the Blake Shelton album "Bringing Back The Sunshine"

The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry gets engaged to Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia at her parents' home in Greeneville, Tennessee

George Strait lifts the Jamey Johnson-penned "Give It Away" to the top of the Billboard country singles chart

Vince Gill and Garth Brooks are double-winners in the 26th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Gill, who co-hosts with Reba McEntire on CBS, takes Male Vocalist and Song of the Year, for "Look At Us"

Steve Earle records "Guitar Town" at Nashville's Sound Stage

Chris Lucas is born in Baltimore, Maryland. He's one-half of LoCash, which earns its first in 2015 with "I Love This Life." Lucas also co-writes Tim McGraw's "Truck Yeah" and Keith Urban's "You Gonna Fly"

Eddie Montgomery is born in Lancaster, Kentucky. He joins Troy Gentry to form the Southern rock-tinged Montgomery Gentry, winning Vocal Duo of the Year honors from the Country Music Association in 2000. The duo joins the Grand Ole Opry in 2009

Marty Stuart is born in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He plays mandolin for Lester Flatt as a teen before building a solo career that features rockabilly-tinged hits and a Golden Globe nomination. He marries fellow Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith

Patsy Cline signs her first recording contract with Bill McCall, of Four Star Records

Deborah Allen is born in Memphis, Tennessee. She earns a Grammy nomination for her 1983 performance of "Baby I Lied," but also writes John Conlee's "I'm Only In It For The Love," Janie Fricke's "Let's Stop Talkin' About It" and Patty Loveless' "Hurt Me Bad (In A Real Good Way)"

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