Saturday, December 10, 2016

Today in Country Music History...December 10, 2016



Luke Bryan claims nine trophies to top the winners list in the American Country Awards, aired by FOX from Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay. Bryan's haul includes four honors for "I Don't Want This Night To End"

Lady Antebellum takes over the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with "We Owned The Night"

"The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader" debuts in theaters with Carrie Underwood singing the end theme, "There's A Place For Us"

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood marry at their home in Owasso, Oklahoma

Keith Urban's "You're My Better Half" video receives its first public airing on

Lynyrd Skynyrd is paired with Montgomery Gentry in the debut of a new "CMT Crossroads" episode hosted by Radney Foster. The set list includes "Hillbilly Shoes," "My Town," "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird"

George Strait goes to #1 in Billboard with a remake of an old Faron Young hit, "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')"

Meghan Linsey is born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. She joins Joshua Scott Jones to form Steel Magnolia, winning CMT's "Can You Duet" in 2009. The act applies big, soulful harmonies in a subsequent hit, "Keep On Lovin' You"

Charlie Rich picks up his second gold single, for "The Most Beautiful Girl"

Johnny Rodriguez is born in Sabinal, Texas. He becomes country's first mainstream star of Hispanic descent, emerging out of Tom T. Hall's band in 1972. He records numerous songs in Spanglish, with a line of hits that stretches from 1972-1983

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