Monday, February 27, 2017

Today in Country Music History...February 27, 2017



RaeLynn marries financial advisor Josh Davis in Franklin, Tennessee. The guest list includes Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani

Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher welcome a son, Isaiah Michael Fisher

The Grand Ole Opry is broadcast for the first time from the Country Radio Seminar, held at the Nashville Convention Center. Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Dustin Lynch, Darius Rucker, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town and Scotty McCreery are part of the night's lineup

Joe Nichols earns his first gold single, for "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off"

Reba McEntire's "Somebody" video premieres on CMT

The T Bone Burnett-produced "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" wins Album of the Year and Best Compilation Soundtrack Album, and influences triumphs in four other categories, during the 44th annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center

Arista releases Alan Jackson's debut album, "Here In The Real World"

Marty Robbins' "Don't Worry," featuring a signature fuzz guitar solo, hits #1 on the Billboard country chart

Johnny Van Zant is born in Jacksonville, Florida. The brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant and 38 Special's Donnie Van Zant, he joins Skynyrd in the 1980s and also teams with Ronnie to form Van Zant, a duo that nabs a country hit in 2005

Chuck Glaser is born in Spalding, Nebraska. A 1970 winner of the Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year award, Tompall & The Glaser Brothers net hits in 1971 and 1981, and sing on Marty Robbins' "El Paso"

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