Friday, February 10, 2017

Today in Country Music History...February 10, 2017



Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins begin writing "Dirt" at the Big Loud Shirt building in Nashville. The future Florida Georgia Line hit requires three writing sessions to complete

"Blown Away" wins Best Country Solo Performance for Carrie Underwood, and Best Country Song for songwriters Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, during the 55th annual Grammy Awards, aired by CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles

Republic Nashville releases The Eli Young Band's "Crazy Girl" to radio

"Before He Cheats" wins twice in the 50th annual Grammys aired by CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It brings Best Female Country Vocal Performance to Carrie Underwood and Best Country Song to writers Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins

Montgomery Gentry's "Gone" video debuts on CMT

"How Do I Live," written by Diane Warren and performed by Trisha Yearwood in the movie "Con Air," receives an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song

The album "Highwayman" is certified gold for Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson

Eddie Rabbitt begins a three-week stay at #1 on Billboard's country chart with the theme from the Clint Eastwood movie "Every Which Way But Loose"

Singer/songwriter Craig Campbell is born in Metter, Georgia. He nets hits with the 2010 release "Family Man," the 2012 single "Outta My Head" and the 2013 hit "Keep Them Kisses Comin'"

Singer/songwriter/musician Lionel Cartwright is born in Gallipolis, Ohio. His relaxed vocal style leads to four Top 10 singles from 1989-1991, the biggest coming with "Leap Of Faith"

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