Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 8, 2017



Warner Bros. releases Blake Shelton's "Came Here To Forget" to radio

Carrie Underwood sings "Wasted" during an installment of FOX-TV's "American Idol"

Brad Paisley secures six nods to top the list of Academy of Country Music awards nominees, announced at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame. Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland get five nominations each; Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood nab four

Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten?" video debuts on CMT's "Most Wanted Live"

Faith Hill earns six nominations for the Academy of Country Music's "Hat" awards. Garth Brooks, Steve Wariner and Brooks & Dunn each appear four times on the ballot

"Love Can Build A Bridge" earns a gold album for The Judds

The Oak Ridge Boys earn a platinum single, for shipping 2 million copies of "Elvira"

Willie Nelson reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys"

Conway Twitty's "Linda On My Mind" rests at #1 on the Billboard country chart

"Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'" brings Charley Pride a gold single

Mickey Gilley is born in Natchez, Mississippi. A piano-playing cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis and reverend Jimmy Swaggart, he becomes a ballad singer during the Urban Cowboy era, in which his club, Gilley's, plays a central role

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