Saturday, April 22, 2017

Today in Country Music History...April 22, 2017



Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman and songwriter Hank Cochran are announced as the 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees by the Country Music Association during a press conference in the Hall of Fame's Rotunda

LeAnn Rimes marries actor Eddie Cibrian at a private home in Malibu, California

Emmylou Harris, Wynonna Judd, The Crickets, John Hiatt, ex-BMI executive Frances Preston and Christian artist Michael W. Smith make up the second batch of people inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville

"It's Your Love" propels Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to four wins in CBS' telecast of the 33rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre: Single Record, Song, Video and Vocal Event of the Year

John Michael Montgomery reaches the top of the Billboard country singles chart with "I Can Love You Like That"

Clint Black makes his Grand Ole Opry debut

Vocalist Michael Hobby is born in Greenwood, South Carolina. He becomes the lead singer for A Thousand Horses, a Southern rock-edged band that scores a hit with its first country single, "Smoke," in 2015

Heath Wright is born in Vian, Oklahoma. He becomes the lead singer for Ricochet, playing a major role in the 1990s hits "Daddy's Money," "What Do I Know" and "He Left A Lot To Be Desired"

Guitarist Pat Enright is born in Huntington, Indiana. He becomes a founding member of The Nashville Bluegrass Band and is also a part of the fictitious Soggy Bottom Boys, providing harmonies on the award-winning "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow"

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