Friday, February 17, 2017

Today in Country Music History...February 17, 2017



Mindy McCready dies of a self-inflicted gun shot on the porch of her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas. She endured a series of traumatic events in public after earning a trio of Top 10 hits in the 1990s

"CMT Crossroads" features Hank Williams Jr. and Kid Rock performing in tandem. Songs in the set list include "Family Tradition" and "Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound"

Brad Paisley is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. He wears the yellow jacket that Buck Owens wore the night he recorded his album "Live At Carnegie Hall." Paisley sings "Two People Fell In Love," "Me Neither," "Streets Of Bakersfield" and--with Steve Wariner--"Nothin' But The Taillights"

Jamie O'Neal peaks at #1 in Billboard with "There Is No Arizona"

Joe Diffie's "Bigger Than The Beatles" is big enough to hit the top of the Billboard country singles chart

Atlantic releases John Michael Montgomery's "I Can Love You Like That"

With his version of "Stand By Your Man" featured in "The Crying Game," Lyle Lovett sings the song with Tammy Wynette on "The Tonight Show"

Asylum releases The Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975." It contains one certified country hit, "Lyin' Eyes"

Bryan White is born in Lawton, Oklahoma. The smooth-voiced singer wins the Country Music Association's Horizon Award in 1996, honoring such hits as "Someone Else's Star," "Look At Me Now" and "I'm Not Supposed To Love You Anymore"

"Tennessee Waltz" is declared Tennessee's official state song in a resolution signed by governor Frank Clement

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