Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Today in Country Music History...April 26, 2017


Eric Paslay marries Natalie Harker in Charlotte, Tennessee

Luke Bryan's "Play It Again" spends the first of nine weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

George Jones dies at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Widely regarded as one of the genre's all-time greatest singers, the Country Music Hall of Fame member left such traditional-country landmarks as "The Grand Tour," "The Race Is On" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today"

Clint Black wins $20,000 for charity as the project manager for the winning team on an episode of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice." The task assigned by Donald Trump: develop a four-page advertorial for Right Guard

Kenny Chesney's right foot is caught between a mechanical lift and the stage at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina, creating a severe hematoma. He still finishes the concert, which also features Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Luke Bryan, Gary Allan and Uncle Kracker

Carrie Underwood covers Martina McBride for the second time during season four of "American Idol," performing "When God-Fearin' Women Get The Blues"

CMT premieres Shania Twain's "Forever And For Always" video

Dottie West's "A Lesson In Leavin'" goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart

Bass player/vocalist Jay DeMarcus is born in Columbus, Ohio. He co-founds the harmony trio Rascal Flatts, which wins the Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year honor six straight times beginning in 2003

Ernest Tubb records "Walking The Floor Over You," "Our Baby's Book," "When The World Has Turned You Down," "I'll Always Be Glad To Take You Back" and "Mean Mama Blues" at the Biggs Studio in Dallas

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