Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Today in Country Music History...April 19, 2017



Brothers Osborne perform "Stay A Little Longer" as they make their Grand Ole Opry debut in Nashville

The Zac Brown Band album "The Foundation" goes double-platinum

Keith Urban's "I Told You So" video has its TV debut on CMT

Carrie Underwood, one of the seven remaining contestants on FOX-TV's "American Idol," turns in a version of "MacArthur Park" on the live telecast

Brad Paisley's "Celebrity" video--featuring cameo appearances by Jason Alexander, Jim Belushi, Little Jimmy Dickens, Trista Rehn and William Shatner--premieres during CMT's "Most Wanted Live"

The Eagles play Nashville's Starwood Amphitheatre. The celebrity-dotted audience includes Clay Walker, Tim McGraw, Doug Supernaw, Brooks & Dunn, Steve Winwood, Reba McEntire, Lorrie Morgan and Diamond Rio's Brian Prout

"Strait Country," George Strait's debut album, goes gold seven years after its release

Columbia releases Willie Nelson's album "Stardust"

Glen Campbell ascends to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with the Jimmy Webb song "Galveston"

Bekka Bramlett is born in Westwood, California. The daughter of Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett, she has a brief duet partnership with Billy Burnette, and sings back-up on records by Vince Gill, Montgomery Gentry and Faith Hill, including "Breathe"

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