Thursday, February 9, 2017

Today in Country Music History...February 9, 2017

 


2011


Taylor Swift kicks off an international tour with her first-ever concert in Singapore

2009
Mercury releases the Sugarland single "It Happens" to radio

2006
"Alcohol," by Brad Paisley, goes gold

2001
The T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" goes gold. Artists featured include Alison Krauss, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, Harry McClintock, The Whites and Norman Blake

1991
Mark Chesnutt fills the #1 slot on the Billboard country singles chart for the first time with "Brother Jukebox"

1980
The Oak Ridge Boys reach the top of the Billboard country chart with the Rodney Crowell-penned "Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight"

1975
Willie Nelson records "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" at the Autumn Sound recording studio in Garland, Texas

1963
Travis Tritt is born in Marietta, Georgia. He mixes southern rock, soul and country influences in such 1990s and 2000s hits as "It's A Great Day To Be Alive," "Here's A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" and "T-R-O-U-B-L-E"

1947
Joe Ely is born in Amarillo, Texas. Mixing country and rock, he becomes a fixture on the Texas red-dirt circuit. He also forms a side project, The Flatlanders, with fellow Texans Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore

1914
Ernest Tubb is born near Crisp, Texas. A 1965 inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry member forms a lengthy career with a rich baritone and ingratiating sincerity, recording his signature "Walkin' The Floor Over You" in 1941

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