Sunday, May 28, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 28, 2017



2012
Little Big Town's "Pontoon" video has its TV debut on CMT

2005
Keith Urban's "Making Memories Of Us" begins a five-week stay at the top of the Billboard country singles chart

1999
Brad Paisley makes his Grand Ole Opry debut

1997
CMT premieres the videos to both the Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes versions of "How Do I Live" on "CMT Delivery Room"

1996
MCA releases Vince Gill's album "High Lonesome Sound"

1994
Tim McGraw collects his first #1 single in Billboard with "Don't Take The Girl"

1967
Barbara Mandrell marries drummer Ken Dudney at the First Presbyterian Church in Oceanside, California

1962
Singer/songwriter Phil Vassar is born in Lynchburg, Virginia. He builds a series of hits as an artist on top of a songwriting resume that includes "Right On The Money," "I'm Alright," "Bye Bye," "Little Red Rodeo" and "My Next Thirty Years"

1956
Dobro player Jerry Douglas is born in Warren, Ohio. A member of Alison Krauss + Union Station, he plays on such country hits as Randy Travis' "Diggin' Up Bones," Sara Evans' "Born To Fly," Little Big Town's "Boondocks" and Chris Hillman & Roger McGuinn's "You Ain't Going Nowhere"

1956
Studio musician Brent Rowan is born in Waxahachie, Texas. He wins the Academy of Country Music's Top Guitarist in 1989, first playing on John Conlee's "Friday Night Blues," then working with Alabama, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain, among others

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