Thursday, September 8, 2016

Today in Country Music History...September 8, 2016

 


2014


Frankie Ballard's "Sunshine & Whiskey" video debuts on CMT

2013
Carrie Underwood debuts as the voice of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" theme, "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night." The game has George Strait serving as honorary captain of the Dallas Cowboys, who beat the New York Giants, 36-31

2008
Arista releases Brad Paisley's duet with Keith Urban, "Start A Band," to radio. It pays a lyrical nod to a pair of classic-rock songs: "Free Bird" and "Ramblin Man"

2007
Rodney Atkins climbs to #1 on the Billboard chart with "These Are My People"

1997
LeAnn Rimes' version of "How Do I Live" is certified platinum

1990
Alabama's "Jukebox In My Mind" begins a three-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles list

1973
He's been this far several times: Conway Twitty reaches #1 in Billboard with "You've Never Been This Far Before"

1963
Songwriter Gary Baker is born in Niagara Falls, New York. His successes include John Michael Montgomery's "I Swear," Reba McEntire's "One Honest Heart," Lonestar's "I'm Already There" and Alabama's "Once Upon A Lifetime"

1932
Virginia Hensley is born in Winchester, Virginia. As Patsy Cline, she becomes one of country's definitive female vocalists behind such pop-tinged hits such as "Crazy" and "I Fall To Pieces." She enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973

1927
Songwriter Harlan Howard is born in Detroit. Added to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997, his long list of credits includes Patsy Cline's "I Fall To Pieces," The Judds' "Why Not Me" and Buck Owens' "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail"

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