Thursday, March 9, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 9, 2017



Elle King records her vocal for the Dierks Bentley single "Different For Girls" at Arlyn Studios in Austin with Bentley and producer Ross Copperman overseeing

EMI releases the Brothers Osborne single "Stay A Little Longer" to radio

Mac McAnally gives Kenny Chesney a personal gift: the Martin guitar he used to write "Back Where I Come From" and "Down The Road"

Worlds collide! The Rolling Stones tab Merle Haggard as their opening act when the band plays the Alltel Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas

Jo Dee Messina and Tim McGraw tag-team the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with "Bring On The Rain"

LeAnn Rimes' single "How Do I Live" is certified triple-platinum

Alan Jackson tops the Billboard country singles chart for the first time in his career with "I'd Love You All Over Again"

The Statler Brothers show up at a Johnny Cash show in Canton, Ohio, and open the concert when the Man in Black is late. Cash subsequently adds them to his touring cast for the next eight years

Drummer and singer Jimmie Fadden is born in Long Beach, California. A member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, he plays on all three volumes of the "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" albums and a bevy of 1980s country hits

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