Saturday, April 15, 2017

Today in Country Music History...April 15, 2017



Thomas Rhett brings up surprise guest Rhett Akins during a show at Wild Bill's in Atlanta. Father and son team up on "That Ain't My Truck" and "Boys 'Round Here"

Capitol releases the self-titled debut album by Lady Antebellum

Big & Rich stage a parade in Nashville as they shoot the video for "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)." Also taking part are Gretchen Wilson, Gary Chapman and the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders

Vince Gill's Volvo is rear-ended on West End Avenue in Nashville, causing a three-car collision. While handling the paperwork, the driver who hit Gill's car gives him a tape, hoping Gill will record one of his songs

CMT airs the first live concert in the network's history, featuring Faith Hill, plus Tim McGraw, Vince Gill and singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman

Clay Walker is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis by a Houston doctor, after seeking an examination for numbness in his fingers. He is told--incorrectly, it turns out--that he will be in a wheelchair within four years, dead within eight

Dolly Parton is the guest host and musical guest on "Saturday Night Live." She sings "Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That"

Ronnie Milsap records "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World" at Groundstar Laboratory in Nashville

Decca releases Patsy Cline's "Sweet Dreams (Of You)," five weeks after her death in a plane crash

Roy Clark is born in Meherrin, Virginia. The co-host of "Hee Haw," his vocal and instrumental skills bring him hits from 1963-1976, plus the CMA's Entertainer of the Year award and membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame

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