Saturday, March 25, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 25, 2017


The Oak Ridge Boys, The Browns and guitarist Grady Martin are announced as 2015 inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville

Surprise guest Luke Bryan joins Charlie Daniels for "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" during Daniels' annual fundraiser for veterans' scholarships at Nashville's David Lipscomb University. Also appearing: Clint Black, Kellie Pickler, The Grascals and unannounced walk-on Lee Greenwood, who does "God Bless The U.S.A."

Season four of "The Voice" debuts on NBC with Blake Shelton adding the eventual winner, Danielle Bradbery, to his team after her performance of "Mean." Contestants also cover "Blown Away" and "Can't Help Falling In Love." Shelton sings "Come Together" with fellow judges Adam Levine, Usher and Shakira

Country Music Hall of Famer Buck Owens dies in his sleep at his Bakersfield home. Known for his red, white and blue guitar, Owens hosted TV's "Hee Haw" for more than 15 years and left such classics as "Together Again" and "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail"

Reba McEntire takes the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with "New Fool At An Old Game"

Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis' "Forever And Ever, Amen"

Charlie Rich wins three times during the ninth annual Academy Of Country Music awards at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. Rich swipes Top Male Vocalist, Single Record and Album of the Year for "Behind Closed Doors," also named Song of the Year

Lynn Anderson earns the only gold album of her career, with "Rose Garden"

Buck Owens records a live album at New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall, kicking off the concert with "Act Naturally." Opening the show: Dick Curless

Johnny Cash records "Ring Of Fire" at the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville

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