Saturday, January 27, 2018

Today in Country Music History...January 27, 2018

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2017
Scotty McCreery has a surprise visitor, Randy Travis, when he performs at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth. McCreery sings "Forever And Ever, Amen" during the show

2014
Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan shoot the video for "This Is How We Roll" in the desert near San Diego, California

2007
Rodney Atkins' "Watching You" commands the top position on the Billboard country singles chart for the first of four straight weeks

1998
Monument releases The Dixie Chicks' first major label album, "Wide Open Spaces." It marks the reactivation of the label, dormant since 1983

1992
Garth Brooks outpaces his country compadres at the American Music Awards, winning three trophies, including Favorite Country Album, for "No Fences." Wynonna makes her debut as a solo artist, singing "She Is His Only Need"

1973
"(Old Dogs-Children And) Watermelon Wine" takes Tom T. Hall to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

1968
Tracy Lawrence is born in Atlanta, Texas. The deep-voiced singer notches a string of 1990s hits that features "Sticks And Stones," "Time Marches On" and "Alibis." He earns additional hits, including "Find Out Who Your Friends Are," the next decade

1959
Johnny Horton records "The Battle Of New Orleans" during an evening session at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio on Nashville's Music Row

1956
RCA releases Elvis Presley's first single with the label, "Heartbreak Hotel"

1955
Rhythm guitarist Richard Young, of The Kentucky HeadHunters, is born in Glasgow, Kentucky. The rock-influenced band wins the Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year honor in 1990 and '91

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