Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Today in Country Music History...January 3, 2017

 


2014


EMI releases Eric Church's "Give Me Back My Hometown" to radio

2012
Broken Bow releases Dustin Lynch's debut single, "Cowboys And Angels," to radio

2001
Toby Keith sings the national anthem before the game and Lee Ann Womack performs "I Hope You Dance" during halftime at the Orange Bowl in Miami. The Oklahoma Sooners beat the Florida State Seminoles, 13-2

2000
The album "LeAnn Rimes" is certified platinum, becoming the first release to receive a sales award in the new millennium

1999
Lee Ann Womack and record producer Frank Liddell have a daughter, Anna Lise Liddell, in Nashville

1991
Billy Ray Cyrus signs his first recording contract with Mercury Records in Ashland, Kentucky. In conjunction with the event, the mayors of Ashland and Flatwoods, Kentucky, each proclaim Billy Ray Cyrus Day

1986
Willie Nelson and Alabama are out front among country acts as finalists are announced in the American Music Awards, collecting four nominations each. Lee Greenwood and Hank Williams Jr. get tabbed three times each

1975
John Denver registers a gold single with "Back Home Again"

1950
Sam Phillips opens the Sun Recording Studio, originally known as the Memphis Recording Service, at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis. It becomes a site for sessions by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, among others

1917
Leon McAuliffe is born in Houston. He plays steel guitar for Bob Wills' Texas Playboys from 1935-1942, then earns an instrumental hit on his own in 1949 with "Panhandle Rag." His Wills credits include "Right Or Wrong" and "Cherokee Maiden"

No comments:

Post a Comment