Friday, April 21, 2017

Today in Country Music History...April 21, 2017



Dierks Bentley attends the Boston Marathon to cheer on his wife, Cassidy Bentley. She finishes the 26.2-mile course in 3 hours, 34 minutes

Lee Brice marries Sara Reeveley at the Integrity Hills Chapel in Branson, Missouri. His own song, "I Don't Dance," is the couple's first dance. In attendance are Jerrod Niemann and songwriters Kyle Jacobs and Joe Leathers

Keith Urban becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry, performing "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me," "Days Go By" and "Without You" during the night

Carrie Underwood goes to #1 in Billboard with "Wasted"

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill kick off their Soul2Soul Tour II at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Hill's first tour in six years, it generates nearly $89 million over the next five months, more than any previous country tour in history

Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith each win two trophies at the third annual CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center

"CMT Crossroads" pairs blues-rock trio ZZ Top with Brooks & Dunn. The set list includes "Boot Scootin' Boogie," "Hard Workin' Man" and "La Grange"

Reprise releases Dwight Yoakam's album "Hillbilly Deluxe"

Roy Rogers & Dale Evans record "Happy Trails"

Hank Williams records "Move It On Over" and "I Saw The Light" at Nashville's Castle Studio in his first MGM recording session

Glen Campbell is born in Delight, Arkansas. A session guitarist in the mid-1960s, he gains his own network television show and a string of crossover hits, ultimately landing in the Country Music Hall of Fame

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