Sunday, March 12, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 12, 2017



Kelsea Ballerini meets Australian singer/songwriter Morgan Evans. They are engaged by the end of the year

Luke Bryan plays his final spring break concert at Spinnaker in Panama City, Florida. The show and one staged the previous day drew a total of 400,000 fans

The Band Perry begins appearing on boxes of Wheaties as part of the Outnumber Hunger charity program

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson begin a three-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Don't You Wanna Stay"

Miranda Lambert's "White Liar" earns a gold single

Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Corrina Grant Gill--the first child in her marriage to Vince Gill--at a Nashville hospital

Randy Travis' "Too Gone Too Long" goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

MCA releases The Oak Ridge Boys' "Elvira"

The divorce of George Jones and Tammy Wynette is finalized. Wynette takes custody of their only child, Tamala, and keeps their home on Franklin Road in Nashville

After giving him a two-week tryout, Gene Autry's expansion Los Angeles Angels drop hopeful baseball player Charley Pride during spring training in Palm Springs

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