Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 6, 2017


2016
Capitol releases Jon Pardi's single "Dirt On My Boots" to radio
2012
Vince Gill receives a star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Amy Grant and Reba McEntire deliver induction speeches
2011
Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton notch five nominations apiece to lead the field as the finalists are announced for the 45th annual Country Music Association awards
2008
Keith Urban dresses up the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with "You Look Good In My Shirt"
2001
The Diamond Rio album "One More Day" is certified gold
2000
John Michael Montgomery's video for "The Little Girl" premieres on CMT
1980
Johnny Lee earns his first #1 country single in Billboard with "Lookin' For Love"
1963
Mark Chesnutt is born in Beaumont, Texas. With honky tonk forming the center point for his music, he emerges with "Too Cold At Home" in 1990 and becomes one of the steadiest hitmakers of the decade
1957
Joe Smyth is born in Portland, Maine. He becomes the drummer for Sawyer Brown, behind the kit for such hits as "Thank God For You," "The Race Is On," Six Days On The Road" and "Step That Step"
1939
David Allan Coe is born in Akron, Ohio, an event he refers to in his autobiography as "the first of a long line of crimes I was to be convicted for." The so-called "mysterious rhinestone cowboy" writes "Take This Job And Shove It" and records the "perfect country & western song," "You Never Even Called Me By My Name"

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