Thursday, January 19, 2017

Today in Country Music History...January 19, 2017

 


2016


Big Machine releases Tim McGraw's "Humble And Kind" to radio

2012
Eric Church kicks off his first arena headlining tour in Fort Smith, Arkansas, with opening acts Brantley Gilbert, Sonia Leigh and The Cadillac Black, a band that includes "You Gonna Fly" songwriter Jaren Johnston

2011
Jason Aldean earns a gold single for "My Kinda Party"

2010
Shania Twain is featured as a guest judge on FOX-TV's "American Idol" during the season's third episode

2005
On the eve of George W. Bush's inauguration, Lee Greenwood, Kenny Chesney, The Gatlins, Sara Evans, Clay Walker, Lyle Lovett, Asleep At The Wheel, Robert Earl Keen, The Derailers and Neal McCoy perform at related events in Washington, D.C.

1993
Kenny Rogers and Trisha Yearwood perform in "The Presidential Inaugural Gala" a day before Bill Clinton takes office. Others on the bill include Fleetwood Mac, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Chuck Berry and Elton John

1990
Reba McEntire's first movie, the sci-fi picture "Tremors," debuts, with Kevin Bacon in the leading role

1963
Black gold, Texas tea and Flatt & Scruggs: "The Ballad Of Jed Clampett" goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

1946
Dolly Parton is born in Sevier County, Tennessee. First gaining attention as a duet partner with Porter Wagoner, she melds a big personality with talents in performing, writing and acting on her way into in the Country Music Hall of Fame

1939
Phil Everly, of The Everly Brothers, is born in Chicago. Along with older brother Don, The Everlys' harmonies become an influential sound, gaining them membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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