Thursday, March 16, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 16, 2017

 


2015


Elektra releases Jana Kramer's "I Got The Boy" to radio

2012
Jason Aldean's "Fly Over States" video premieres on CMT

2006
Carrie Underwood's video for "Don't Forget To Remember Me" debuts on CMT

2005
Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Big & Rich snag four nominations apiece for the CMT Music Awards. Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson earn three

2002
Tim McGraw's "The Cowboy In Me" rides to #1 on the Billboard country chart

1998
LeAnn Rimes' debut single, "Blue," is certified gold

1991
A plane crash outside of San Diego kills eight members of Reba McEntire's band and crew, including singer/songwriter Chris Austin, whose "Same Ol' Love" becomes a hit for Ricky Skaggs

1974
The Grand Ole Opry gives its first performance at the new Grand Ole Opry House. President Richard Nixon appears at the event. Roy Acuff, who gives Nixon a yo-yo demonstration, is the first performer, doing "Wabash Cannonball." The rest of the Opry cast appears alphabetically, beginning with Bill Anderson

1951
Hank Williams records "Hey, Good Lookin'," "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)," "Howlin' At The Moon" and "My Heart Would Know" in an afternoon session at Nashville's Castle Recording Studio

1951
Ray Benson is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He forms Asleep At The Wheel, which emerges as the strongest modern advocate for western swing. The group wins multiple Grammys but earns just one hit, "The Letter That Johnny Walker Read"

No comments:

Post a Comment