Sunday, October 15, 2017

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

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2012
Taylor Swift shoots an installment of "VH1 Storytellers" at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. Her set list includes "Begin Again," "Love Story," "Mean" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

2010
Miranda Lambert's album "Revolution" is certified platinum

2002
Warner Bros. releases Faith Hill's album "Cry"

1997
The Dixie Chicks' "I Can Love You Better" video debuts on CMT

1991
Atlantic releases Tracy Lawrence's debut single, "Sticks And Stones"

1988
Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens team up at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Streets Of Bakersfield"

1978
The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Joe Allison ("He'll Have To Go"), Tom T. Hall ("Harper Valley P.T.A."), Hank Snow ("I'm Moving On") and Don Wayne ("Country Bumpkin")

1969
Johnny Cash wins a record-setting five times during the third annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. He takes home Entertainer and Male Vocalist; Album, for "San Quentin"; Single, for "A Boy Named Sue"; and Vocal Group, with June Carter

1969
Kimberly Schlapman is born in Toccoa, Georgia. She is destined for membership in Little Big Town, a harmony-based group known for "Boondocks," "Tornado," "Pontoon" and "Girl Crush"

1960
Loretta Lynn makes her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing "I'm A Honky Tonk Girl" at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. She receives an invitation to tour with Johnny Horton, but he dies just three weeks later 
 

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