Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 22, 2017


The Florida Georgia Line album "Here's To The Good Times" goes gold

Jason Aldean's "Johnny Cash" video debuts on CMT

The Dixie Chicks march to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Travelin' Soldier"

Country stars dot the audience when Sheryl Crow plays Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. On hand: Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Deana Carter and The Dixie Chicks, including Natalie Maines, wearing a "CRAP" ballcap

Diamond Rio collects a gold album for "Unbelievable"

Dwight Yoakam earns a platinum album with "Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room"

Mercury releases Kathy Mattea's self-titled debut album

Merle Haggard wins a trio of honors in the sixth Academy Of Country & Western Music awards at the Hollywood Palladium. He claims Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year, and his Strangers take Top Touring Band

Hank Williams Jr. makes his public stage debut at the age of eight at the Nancy Auditorium in Swainsboro, Georgia. The facility is owned by Webb Pierce and music executive Jim Denny

Carl Perkins suffers a broken collarbone, a concussion and cuts when the Chrysler transporting his band to New York for "The Perry Como Show" back-ends a truck in Delaware. Also injured in the accident are brothers Clayton and Jay Perkins

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