Saturday, September 16, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 16, 2017

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2008
Capitol releases Darius Rucker's first country album, "Learn To Live"
2005
A "CMT Crossroads" episode matching Sugarland with Bon Jovi premieres. The program includes the first live performance of "Who Says You Can't Go Home"
2004
Keith Urban's "Days Go By" video premieres on CMT
1995
Tim McGraw begins a five-week stay at the top of the Billboard country chart with "I Like It, I Love It"
1991
Willie Nelson marries Annie D'Angelo at St. Alouin Church in Nashville
1967
David Houston & Tammy Wynette share the #1 slot on the Billboard country chart with "My Elusive Dreams"
1958
Terry McBride is born in Taylor, Texas. He becomes the lead singer of McBride & The Ride, which has a series of hits from 1991-1993. As a songwriter, he pens the Brooks & Dunn singles "I Am That Man," "Cowgirls Don't Cry" and "Play Something Country"
1950
David Bellamy is born in Darby, Florida. With sibling Howard, he forms The Bellamy Brothers, developing a mix of hits built on wordplay or social commentary. They net 17 Country Music Association nominations for duo or group but never win
1947
Bass player Sonny Lemaire is born in Fort Lee, Virginia. He joins Exile, which shifts in the 1980s from a rock band to country, where it reels off a seven-year string of hits, including "Woke Up In Love," "Crazy For Your Love" and "I Can't Get Close Enough"
1946
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs record for the first time with Bill Monroe in Columbia Records' Chicago studio. The day yields the original version of "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" and the chart hit "Toy Heart"

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