Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 21, 2017

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2016
Kelsea Ballerini's "Peter Pan" receives a platinum single from the RIAA
2015
Chris Stapleton's "Traveller" reaches #1 on the Billboard country albums chart, topping the list a total of 23 weeks through August 2016
2011
The Band Perry, Darius Rucker, Kris Kristofferson and Dierks Bentley play for president Barack Obama at the White House. The bill also features Lauren Alaina, Lyle Lovett and Alison Krauss
2006
Rascal Flatts walks off with two trophies at the American Music Awards, broadcast by ABC from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Other country victors include Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Toby Keith and Carrie Underwood
2002
Mark Wills' "19 Somethin'" video debuts on CMT
1992
Alabama claims the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with "I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)"
1986
Lynn Anderson collects the only platinum album of her career, for "Rose Garden"
1981
Hank Williams Jr.'s "All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)" settles in at #1 on the Billboard country chart
1974
Kelsi Osborn is born near Magna, Utah. With sisters Kristyn and Kassidy, she forms SHeDAISY, whose 1999 debut album, "The Whole SHeBANG," nets them a trio of hits and a nomination from the Academy of Country Music for Top New Duet or Group
1955
In a deal engineered by Colonel Tom Parker, RCA Records buys Elvis Presley's contract and master tapes from Sam Phillips' Sun Records for $35,000. The papers are signed at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis 
 

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