Sunday, April 23, 2017

Today in Country Music History...April 23, 2017



Tim McGraw's "Humble And Kind" rises to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

A VIP grand opening party is held for the George Jones Museum in downtown Nashville. Guests include Dierks Bentley, Lee Greenwood, T.G. Sheppard, Jeannie Seely, Lorrie Morgan, John Rich and Rex Allen Jr.

Carrie Underwood is the leading contender in the CMT Music Awards as she picks up five nominations, including two for "Good Girl" and two for the Brad Paisley collaboration "Remind Me"

Evansville declares Taylor Swift Day as the singer kicks off her first headlining tour at Roberts Stadium with Kellie Pickler opening. Swift also receives a key to the city

Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney marries Tiffany Fallon at the One & Only Palmilla in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

BNA releases Kenny Chesney's album "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems"

Bryan White meets "Second Noah" actress Erika Page for the first time during the Sizzlin' Country concert for cystic fibrosis in Los Angeles. They begin dating a year later and marry in 2000

A 13-mile stretch of Mississippi Highway 23 is renamed for Tammy Wynette

Vocalist/guitarist Tim Womack is born in Brownwood, Texas. He helps form Sons Of The Desert, whose 1997 debut album yields hits with "Whatever Comes First" and "Leaving October." The group also sings on Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance"

Elvis Presley makes his Las Vegas debut, with Shecky Green and the Freddy Martin Orchestra, at the New Frontier Hotel. Reaction is so negative, his four-week booking ends after two weeks

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