Monday, April 3, 2017

Today in Country Music History...April 3, 2017


Miranda Lambert wins four trophies during the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. She nabs Top Female Vocalist, while "The House That Built Me" leads to Single Record, Song and Video of the Year

Love And Theft's Eric Gunderson marries Emily Hagar at the Hazel Path Mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee

Reba McEntire and Heidi Newfield are featured in a country edition of the daytime game show "The Price Is Right"

Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker hoist "When The Sun Goes Down" to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

Brad Paisley receives the Nashville Songwriters Association International's Songwriter/Artist of the Year award

The Oak Ridge Boys storm the #1 spot in Billboard with "Bobbie Sue"

Roy Clark makes the first of several guest appearances on "The Beverly Hillbillies," playing Cousin Roy and Mother Myrtle

Bass player Curtis Stone is born in North Hollywood, California. The son of music figure Cliffie Stone, he joins Highway 101, which earns the Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year awards in 1988 and 1989

Billy Joe Royal is born in Valdosta, Georgia. Best known for his pop hits "Down In The Boondocks" and "Cherry Hill Park," he crafts a half-dozen Top 10 country singles from 1985-1990, including "Tell It Like It Is" and "Love Has No Right"

Singer/songwriter Don Gibson is born in Shelby, North Carolina. He writes and records several classic hits--including "Sweet Dreams," "I Can't Stop Loving You" and "Oh Lonesome Me"--earning a 2001 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame

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