Thursday, February 23, 2017

Today in Country Music History...February 23, 2017



Arista releases Carrie Underwood's "Good Girl" to radio

Gloriana's first video, "Wild At Heart," debuts on CMT

Brad Paisley serves as the celebrity monarch for the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans

LeAnn Rimes marries dancer Dean Sheremet at the Perkins Chapel in Dallas. The couple met when both participated in the Academy of Country Music awards in Los Angeles the previous May

The Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain each win twice during the 42nd annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. The Chicks' "Ready To Run" takes Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, while "Fly" earns Best Country Album

Reba McEntire gives birth to a son, Shelby Stephen Blackstock, at West Side Hospital in Nashville

"Always On My Mind" wins three times during the 25th annual Grammy awards in Los Angeles. Songwriters Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher and Mark James earn Song of the Year and Best Country Song; and Willie Nelson takes Best Country Vocal Performance, Male

Steve Holy is born in Dallas, Texas. He earns a major hit with his ballad "Good Morning Beautiful" in 2001, returning to prominence five years later with the rambunctious "Brand New Girlfriend"

Johnny Cash earns a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with "Don't Take Your Guns To Town"

Gene Autry has his first starring movie role in the sci-fi western "The Phantom Empire." With Smiley Burnette co-starring, Autry finds a lost race equipped with laser guns living beneath his ranch. He sings "That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine"

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