Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 21, 2017


Jason Aldean marries Brittany Kerr in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson conducts the ceremony, and Tyler Farr is one of the groomsmen. Aldean and Kerr's first dance is to Lionel Richie's "Stuck On You"

Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic are paired as a new installment of "CMT Crossroads" premieres. The set list includes "Apologize," "Up On The Ridge," "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" and "I Hold On," among others

Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox and his wife, Tara, have their second daughter, Brooklyn Leigh Vernon, in Nashville

Sugar Hill releases Nickel Creek's self-titled debut album

Garth Brooks gets his first hit of spring training, singling up the middle off of pitcher Mike Sirotka during a San Diego Padres loss to the Chicago White Sox, 11-8, at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona

Clint Black stops at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Nothin' But The Taillights," co-written with Steve Wariner

The "8 Seconds" soundtrack goes gold. Contributing artists include John Anderson, Pam Tillis, Billy Dean, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, McBride & The Ride, Karla Bonoff, David Lee Murphy, Mark Chesnutt, Patty Smyth and Bill Conti

Randy Travis wins three times at the 23rd annual Academy Of Country Music awards, aired on NBC from Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. He earns Top Male Vocalist, and "Forever And Ever, Amen" takes Single Record and Song of the Year

Restless Heart's "I'll Still Be Loving You" rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart

Johnny Cash has an unscheduled audition with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis. Phillips passes on the bulk of Cash's material, but after hearing "Hey, Porter," has the youngster come back the next day to record

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