Saturday, February 11, 2017

Today in Country Music History...February 11, 2017



EMI releases Eric Church's album "The Outsiders"

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood record "Remind Me"

A "CMT Crossroads" episode matching Alison Krauss with vocalist Robert Plant makes its TV debut. The set list includes "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)," plus the Led Zeppelin classics "Black Dog" and "When The Levee Breaks"

The Dixie Chicks take five trophies in the 49th annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. "Not Ready To Make Nice" earns Record and Song of the Year, plus Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group; "Taking The Long Way" claims Album of the Year and Best Country Album

Lyle Lovett and Bonnie Raitt team up in a new episode of "CMT Crossroads"

Sugarland performs its first official concert as a duo at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, just weeks after the departure of Kristen Hall

Alabama's "Song Of The South" hits #1 on the Billboard country chart

Columbia releases Willie Nelson's "Always On My Mind"

Bass player Jon Jones is born in Omaha, Nebraska. He becomes a founding member of The Eli Young Band, who come to prominence with the 2011 single "Crazy Girl," the 2012 hit "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" and the 2013 release "Drunk Last Night"

Loretta Lynn makes her first appearance at #1 in Billboard with "Don't Come Home A'Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)"

Pop/rock musician Sheryl Crow is born in Kennett, Missouri. She appears on country collaborations with Kid Rock and with Brooks & Dunn and Vince Gill. Crow also nabs a Top 5 country album in 2013 with "Feels Like Home"

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