Monday, April 24, 2017

Today in Country Music History...April 24, 2017



Curb releases Lee Brice's "Hard To Love" to radio

John Rich earns $20,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as the winning project manager for a four-page Trump Collection advertising presentation on NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice"

Lady Antebellum starts a two-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "American Honey"

Toby Keith has a performance at a base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, interrupted by mortar fire as he plays for 2,500 troops in his sixth USO tour

Curb releases Tim McGraw's album "Set This Circus Down"

Willie Nelson holds Farm Aid VI in Ames, Iowa, with Sawyer Brown, Martina McBride, The Kentucky HeadHunters, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam, Waylon Jennings, Ringo Starr, Bryan Adams, Paul Simon, Travis Tritt, Ricky Van Shelton and others. Nelson closes with "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," "I'll Fly Away" and "I Saw The Light"

Garth Brooks wins a record six times during the 26th annual Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC. His haul includes Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist; Album, for "No Fences"; Single Record, for "Friends In Low Places"; and Song and Video, for "The Dance"

Pop singer Kelly Clarkson is born in Fort Worth, Texas. The winner of the first season of "American Idol," she earns country hits by joining Reba McEntire on "Because Of You" and Jason Aldean on "Don't You Wanna Stay"

Emmylou Harris' remake of Buck Owens' "Together Again" becomes her first #1 country single in Billboard

Richard Sterban, of The Oak Ridge Boys, is born in Camden, New Jersey. He provides the distinctive bass vocal presence on such hits as "Elvira," "Bobbie Sue" and "Love Song" after joining the group in 1972. The Oaks join the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015

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