Friday, February 24, 2017

Today in Country Music History...February 24, 2017



Keith Urban and Eric Church shoot the video for "Raise 'Em Up" in Nashville

A new installment of "CMT Crossroads" debuts, pairing Ricky Skaggs with pop and jazz artist Bruce Hornsby. The set list includes "Mandolin Rain," "Don't Get Above Your Raising" and "Super Freak," with a guest appearance by John Anderson

Martina McBride performs at Salt Lake City's Olympics Medals Park on the final night of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Willie Nelson sings "Bridge Over Troubled Water" during the closing ceremony, which also features Donny and Marie Osmond

Keith Urban picks up his first #1 single in Billboard with "But For The Grace Of God"

Vince Gill wins two trophies--Best Country Vocal Performance, Male; and Best Country Song, shared with co-writer John Jarvis--for "I Still Believe In You" during the 35th annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles

Sawyer Brown pockets $100,000 as the winner of "Star Search"

Dolly Parton's "9 To 5" wins a pair of trophies--Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female--during the 24th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

The Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" becomes the first album to receive the new platinum certification, signifying sales of one million copies. The album, which features "Lyin' Eyes," goes gold the same day

Johnny Cash records the album "Johnny Cash At San Quentin," including "A Boy Named Sue." The concert features his entire touring ensemble, including June Carter, Carl Perkins, The Carter Family and The Statler Brothers

Sammy Kershaw is born in Kaplan, Louisiana. A resonance similar to George Jones brings him into prominence during the 1990s behind such hits as "Cadillac Style," "She Don't Know She's Beautiful" and "National Working Woman's Holiday"

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