Thursday, March 30, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 30, 2017


Warner Bros. releases Blake Shelton's "Sangria" to radio

Kacey Musgraves sings "Merry Go 'Round" in her Grand Ole Opry debut

Brad Paisley tapes an installment of the Radney Foster-hosted "CMT Crossroads" in New York, teaming with pop singer/songwriter/guitarist John Mayer. Included in the set list: "Daughters," "Bigger Than My Body," "Little Moments" and "Celebrity"

Martina McBride and "Blessed" earn the #1 position in Billboard

Time magazine puts Garth Brooks on the cover, calling him a "jumping-jack-flash performer who can bring 40-year-olds to tears with existential hymns about accepting life's compromises" on the pages inside. Presumably a good thing

Thomas Rhett Akins Jr. is born at the Valdosta Medical Center in Georgia. The son of singer/songwriter Rhett Akins, he earns hits with his singles "It Goes Like This" and "Get Me Some Of That." He also co-writes Jason Aldean's "1994," Lee Brice's "Parking Lot Party" and Florida Georgia Line's "Round Here"

Justin Moore is born in Poyen, Arkansas. His 2009 hit "Small Town USA" introduces a musical persona built on hard country and brash Southern rock. Subsequent hits include "Point At You," "Lettin' The Night Roll" and "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away"

The collaborative album "Wanted: The Outlaws"--featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessi Colter--is certified gold

Tanya Tucker hits #1 in Billboard with "Would Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)," written by David Allan Coe

Barbara Mandrell gets engaged to Navy pilot Ken Dudney

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