Saturday, February 25, 2017

Today in Country Music History...February 25, 2017

 


2015


Keith Urban performs "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" for the first time publicly at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville during a Universal Music Group showcase on the opening day of the Country Radio Seminar

2014
Capitol releases the Dierks Bentley album "Riser"

2009
Lady Antebellum and Josh Kear co-write "Need You Now" in Nashville

2005
Tim McGraw becomes the first country artist to receive a platinum single for digital downloads, when his pop collaboration with Nelly, "Over And Over," is certified for 1 million downloads

1998
Alison Krauss + Union Station win three trophies--Best Country Vocal by a Duo or Group, for "Looking In The Eyes Of Love"; Country Instrumental, "Little Liza Jane"; and Best Bluegrass Album, "So Long So Wrong"--during the 40th annual Grammy Awards at New York's Madison Square Garden

1981
George Jones wins Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, for "He Stopped Loving Her Today," during the 23rd annual Grammy Awards in New York

1978
Shawna McIlwain is born in Laurel, Mississippi. After marrying Keifer Thompson, the couple becomes Thompson Square, establishing the duo nationally with the 2010 single "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"

1956
Elvis Presley collects his first #1 record as "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" reaches the top of the Billboard country singles chart

1932
Faron Young is born in Shreveport, Louisiana. One of country's most colorful figures, he founds The Music City News and launches more than 40 hits from 1953-1974 on his way to admission in 2000 to the Country Music Hall of Fame

1927
Ralph Stanley, of The Stanley Brothers, is born in Stratton, Virginia. His duo The Stanley Brothers is one of the pioneering acts in bluegrass, and his later band, the Clinch Mountain Boys, graduates Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley

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