Friday, March 10, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 10, 2017



Warner Bros. releases Cole Swindell's "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight" to radio

Trace Adkins tops the Billboard country chart with "Ladies Love Country Boys"

Jo Dee Messina's "My Give A Damn's Busted" video debuts on CMT

Dixie Chick Natalie Maines tells a London concert audience, "We're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." The audience cheers, but many U.S. radio stations stop playing Chicks music as the nation prepares for war in Iraq

Diamond Rio takes "One More Day" to #1 in Billboard

Vince Gill marries Christian singer Amy Grant in Nashville, with about 75 people attending. Grant takes her vows barefoot

Guitarist Rachel Reinert is born in Sarasota, Florida. She makes her Grand Ole Opry debut days before her 20th birthday as a member of Gloriana, a harmony act that earns hits with 2009's "Wild At Heart" and 2011's "(Kissed You) Good Night"

Carrie Underwood is born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Her 2005 participation in "American Idol" is a prologue to a career marked by soaring performances, platinum albums and a ream of Female Vocalist honors

Eddie Rabbitt's "I Love A Rainy Night" is certified gold

Invited by Porter Wagoner, R&B legend James Brown plays the Grand Ole Opry, lacing his 17-minute set with the country songs "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Tennessee Waltz." Jean Shepard complains; Barbara Mandrell says the appearance is overdue

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