Sunday, April 2, 2017

Today in Country Music History...April 2, 2017

 


2013
Republic Nashville releases The Band Perry's album "Pioneer"

2006
Brad Paisley sings "When I Get Where I'm Going" during the funeral for Buck Owens at the Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield. Also on hand are Dwight Yoakam, Garth Brooks, Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Lulu Roman, John Berry and Trace Adkins

2006
Craig Morgan breaks his left wrist and suffers a concussion when he's thrown over the handlebars in an accident during a cross country motorcycle race in Bucksnort, Tennessee. He still manages to finish the race and to perform that evening

2002
Elton John and Ryan Adams perform together at a studio in the back of the Grand Ole Opry House, a taping for "CMT Crossroads." Among their collaborations are duets on Jim Reeves' "He'll Have To Go" and Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls Of Fire"

1994
Little Texas tops the Billboard country chart for the first time with "My Love"

1992
Wynonna Judd performs her first solo concert in Midland, Texas

1990
Diamond Rio signs its first recording contract, with Arista Records

1977
"Lucille" brings Kenny Rogers his first #1 country single in Billboard magazine

1961
Buddy Jewell is born in Osceola, Arkansas. After singing on demos for a number of years in Music City, he wins the first "Nashville Star" TV competition in 2003, leading to a recording contract and a gold album

1956
Johnny Cash records "I Walk The Line" and "Get Rhythm" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis

1947
Emmylou Harris is born in Birmingham, Alabama. After attaining commercial success, she edges into what becomes an alt.country career, gaining numerous Grammy awards and a 2008 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame

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