Monday, May 15, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 15, 2017



2007
Carrie Underwood wins three times in the CBS telecast of the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. She takes Top Female Vocalist; Album of the Year, for "Some Hearts"; and Video, for "Before He Cheats"

2004
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus marries Allison Alderson in Nashville. His groomsmen include fellow band members Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney, plus comedian Cledus T. Judd. Vince Gill sings "When Love Finds You" during the ceremony

1999
Keifer Thompson marries Shawna McIlwain in Nashville. The couple ultimately becomes country duo Thompson Square

1997
Bill Monroe is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Cleveland, alongside Joni Mitchell, The Jackson 5, The Bee Gees, King Records founder Syd Nathan, Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash

1993
John Michael Montgomery earns the first #1 single of his career with "I Love The Way You Love Me"

1988
Following her marriage to John McBride in Wichita, Kansas, Martina Schiff becomes Martina McBride

1984
Guitarist Zach Brown is born in Snellville, Georgia. As an adult, he joins A Thousand Horses, taking part in the Southern rock-tinged 2014 release "Smoke"

1982
Ricky Skaggs joins the Grand Ole Opry

1942
K.T. Oslin is born in Crossett, Arkansas. Songs such as "80's Ladies," "Hold Me" and "Come Next Monday" make her a voice for serious women's issues in the 20th century's final two decades

1918
Eddy Arnold is born in Henderson, Tennessee. Originally touted as the Tennessee Plowboy in his solid country recordings, he shifts into string-laden recordings in the 1960s on his way to membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame

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