Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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

 


2016

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

2007
Carrie Underwood sings "Wasted" during an installment of FOX-TV's "American Idol"

2006
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

2003
Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten?" video debuts on CMT's "Most Wanted Live"

1999
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

1991
"Love Can Build A Bridge" earns a gold album for The Judds

1982
The Oak Ridge Boys earn a platinum single, for shipping 2 million copies of "Elvira"

1980
Willie Nelson reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys"

1975
Conway Twitty's "Linda On My Mind" rests at #1 on the Billboard country chart

1972
"Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'" brings Charley Pride a gold single

1936
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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