Friday, April 28, 2017

Today in Country Music History...April 28, 2017


Republic/Big Machine releases The Zac Brown Band album "Jekyll + Hyde"

Jason Aldean earns a gold single for "She's Country"

Carrie Underwood's debut album, "Some Hearts," goes triple-platinum

CMT premieres the videos for Sugarland's "Something More," Jamie O'Neal's "Somebody's Hero" and Jason Aldean's "Hicktown"

Eddie Montgomery loses his footing when he steps on a speaker cabinet during the third song in a Montgomery Gentry show in Asheville, North Carolina. After the band's 90-minute set, he has X-rays and discovers he's broken his left wrist

Reba McEntire begins a one-week stint as the center square on "Hollywood Squares." Also occupying squares on the syndicated game show: Henry Winkler, John Ritter and Kermit The Frog

Brooks & Dunn begin a six-week romp at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You"

Rascal Flatts makes its Grand Ole Opry debut

Charlie Rich ascends to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Behind Closed Doors"

Fred Knobloch is born in Jackson, Mississippi. He earns hits as a solo artist and as a member of Schuyler, Knobloch & Overstreet during the 1980s. He also writes George Strait's "Meanwhile" and Lorrie Morgan's "Back In Your Arms Again"

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