Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Today in Country Music History...April 11, 2017

 


2015


Darius Rucker makes a surprise appearance on the South Carolina Gamecocks' college team, catching a touchdown at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia during the annual Garnet & Black Game. The black team wins the contest, 14-13

2013
Taylor Swift's Diet Coke ad, which utilizes her song "22," debuts during the FOX telecast of "American Idol"

2006
Toby Keith's new label, Show Dog Nashville, releases its first album, Keith's "White Trash With Money"

2001
Lonestar's Richie McDonald and his wife, Lorie, have a daughter, Maisie Elizabeth McDonald, in Nashville. The girl is referenced in the hit "My Front Porch Looking In" as a "carrot top who can barely walk"

2000
Faith Hill sings "Love Child" on VH1's "Divas 2000: A Tribute To Diana Ross." The special also features Mariah Carey and Donna Summer

1992
Wynonna gains her first #1 single as a solo artist with "She Is His Only Need"

1981
David Frizzell & Shelly West's "You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma" goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

1978
The duet album "Waylon & Willie" is certified platinum

1964
Steve Azar is born in Greenville, Mississippi. He first gains attention with an independent album in 1996, although he waits another six years to score his first hit, "I Don't Have To Be Me ('Til Monday)"

1957
Singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale is born in Troutman, North Carolina. The Americana icon writes George Strait's "I Gotta Get To You," Mark Chesnutt's "Gonna Get A Life" and Patty Loveless' "Halfway Down," among others

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