Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 29, 2017



Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo mix it up as an episode of "CMT Crossroads" gets shot at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Among Bryan's hits in the set list are "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)," "Strip It Down" and "That's My Kind Of Night"

Jennifer Nettles concludes a run as Roxie Hart in a Broadway production of "Chicago" at the Ambassador Theatre in New York

Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan spend the first of six weeks total at #1 in Billboard with "This Is How We Roll"

Taylor Swift picks up a platinum single for "Begin Again"

Dierks Bentley undergoes knee surgery in Nashville, nine days after an on-stage accident left him with a torn ligament and bruised knee bone

The movie "Panic Room," starring Jodie Foster, opens in American theaters. Dwight Yoakam portrays one of three villains who hold a family hostage in the attempted burglary of $3 million

Martina McBride has her second daughter, Emma Justine McBride

Reba McEntire's "How Was I To Know" reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart

Keyboard player Brady Seals is born in Hamilton, Ohio. As a member of Little Texas, he contributes to such hits as "What Might Have Been," "God Blessed Texas" and "Kick A Little" before leaving in 1994 for a solo career

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge opens on lower Broadway in Nashville, just around the corner from the Grand Ole Opry. The small, lavender bar becomes a hangout for the likes of Willie Nelson, Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran and Mel Tillis

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