Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Today in Country Music History...February 15, 2017



Eric and Katherine Church welcome a son, Tennessee Hawkins Church

Arista releases Brad Paisley's "I'm Still A Guy" to radio

Bucky Covington's first video, for "A Different World," has its world premiere on CMT

Billy Currington nets a gold single with "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right"

"What She's Doing Now" leads Garth Brooks to a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

Columbia releases Ricky Van Shelton's debut album, "Wild-Eyed Dream"

Willie Nelson wins two trophies during the 21st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles: Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, for "Georgia On My Mind"; and Best Country Vocal Duo or Group--shared with Waylon Jennings--for "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"

Crystal Gayle becomes the first country-based female artist to receive a platinum album, for "We Must Believe In Magic"

T.G. Sheppard collects the first #1 country single of his career in Billboard magazine with "Devil In The Bottle"

Hank Locklin is born in McLellan, Florida. A 1960 addition to the Grand Ole Opry, he earns 10 Top 10 hits from 1949-1967, led by "Please Help Me, I'm Falling"

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