Friday, March 17, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 17, 2017



Maddie & Tae write "Girl In A Country Song" with songwriter/producer Aaron Scherz in Nashville

Miranda Lambert brings out a surprise guest--Kelly Clarkson, who sings her own hit, "Stronger"--during the On Fire Tour at the 1stBank Center in Denver

Keith Urban begins a three-night stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The encore includes a surprise appearance by Kenny Chesney, who joins him in a laughter-filled cover of Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried"

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning marries Ashley Thompson. Kenny Chesney sings "Me And You" during the ceremony

Randy Travis begins a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart"

Keifer Thompson is born in Miami, Oklahoma. He becomes one-half of Thompson Square, a husband-and-wife duo that earns Vocal Duo of the Year from the Academy of Country Music in 2012 and '13

An outdoors festival in Dripping Springs, Texas, is one of the first to draw hippies and traditional country fans. In the lineup: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Roy Acuff, Buck Owens, Kris Kristofferson, Tex Ritter and Tom T. Hall

Capitol releases Glen Campbell's "Galveston"--the single and the album

Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

Paul Overstreet is born in Antioch, Mississippi. The singer/songwriter is a member of Schuyler, Knobloch & Overstreet before going solo. He also writes numerous hits for others, including "On The Other Hand" and "Forever And Ever, Amen"

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