Thursday, February 23, 2017

Today in Country Music History...February 23, 2017

 


2012


Arista releases Carrie Underwood's "Good Girl" to radio

2009
Gloriana's first video, "Wild At Heart," debuts on CMT

2004
Brad Paisley serves as the celebrity monarch for the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans

2002
LeAnn Rimes marries dancer Dean Sheremet at the Perkins Chapel in Dallas. The couple met when both participated in the Academy of Country Music awards in Los Angeles the previous May

2000
The Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain each win twice during the 42nd annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. The Chicks' "Ready To Run" takes Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, while "Fly" earns Best Country Album

1990
Reba McEntire gives birth to a son, Shelby Stephen Blackstock, at West Side Hospital in Nashville

1983
"Always On My Mind" wins three times during the 25th annual Grammy awards in Los Angeles. Songwriters Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher and Mark James earn Song of the Year and Best Country Song; and Willie Nelson takes Best Country Vocal Performance, Male

1972
Steve Holy is born in Dallas, Texas. He earns a major hit with his ballad "Good Morning Beautiful" in 2001, returning to prominence five years later with the rambunctious "Brand New Girlfriend"

1959
Johnny Cash earns a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with "Don't Take Your Guns To Town"

1935
Gene Autry has his first starring movie role in the sci-fi western "The Phantom Empire." With Smiley Burnette co-starring, Autry finds a lost race equipped with laser guns living beneath his ranch. He sings "That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine"

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