Monday, September 4, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 4, 2017


2014
Garth Brooks ends his retirement from the road as he and Trisha Yearwood launch an 11-show run at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. His set includes "Rodeo," "Papa Loved Mama," "Ain't Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)" and "Friends In Low Places"
2012
MCA releases Gary Allan's "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)" to radio
2008
Trace Adkins performs the national anthem at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, where John McCain accepts the presidential nomination during the Republican National Convention
1998
Jo Dee Messina is certified for the first time, gaining a gold album for "I'm Alright" and a gold single for the double-sided hit "I'm Alright" and "Bye Bye"
1982
Kenny Rogers ascends to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Love Will Turn You Around"
1981
MCA releases George Strait's debut album, "Strait Country"
1981
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Gossin is born in Utica, New York. He helps form the harmony-based Gloriana in 2007. The act earns million-selling singles with its 2009 debut, "Wild At Heart," and the 2011 hit "(Kissed You) Good Night"
1979
Singer/songwriter Granger Smith is born in Dallas, Texas. Building his career as an independent artist, he releases seven albums before he earns his first hit, "Backroad Song," in 2015
1973
Charlie Rich grabs his first gold single, "Behind Closed Doors"
1946
Guitarist Don Potter is born in Glens Falls, New York. After arranging Dan Hill's 1978 pop hit "Sometimes When We Touch," he becomes a significant contributor to The Judds, playing the guitar hook on "Why Not Me" and writing "One Hundred And Two"

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