Friday, January 27, 2017

Today in Country Music History...January 27, 2017



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

Rodney Atkins' "Watching You" commands the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart

Two songs performed by Alison Krauss in the movie "Cold Mountain" earn Oscar nominations for the songwriters: "You Will Be My Ain True Love," written by Sting; and "The Scarlet Tide," by T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello

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

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"

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

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 adds additional hits, including "Find Out Who Your Friends Are," the next decade

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

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

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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