Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 10, 2017


Randy Houser's "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" video debuts on CMT

Carrie Underwood is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, introduced by Garth Brooks. She performs "Last Name," "All-American Girl" and "Jesus, Take The Wheel," the latter with backing vocals by Vince Gill

Capitol releases Dierks Bentley's album "Modern Day Drifter"

Reba McEntire leads a pack of four double-winners in the 30th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast live on NBC-TV from Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre. She reclaims Entertainer of the Year and Top Female Vocalist

Willie Nelson is found by police in Hewitt, Texas, asleep at the side of a road. He's arrested on drug charges when they discover the butt from a doobie in his ashtray

MCA releases Lee Greenwood's "God Bless The U.S.A."

Gary Stewart manages his only #1 single in Billboard with one of the great country titles of all-time: "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)"

Johnny Cash plays prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York. He's supported on the bill by George Jones, Tompall & The Glaser Brothers and The Carter Family

Hank Thompson takes over the #1 position in the Billboard country chart with "The Wild Side Of Life"

Mother Maybelle Carter is born in Nickelsville, Virginia. With her cousin, Sara, and Sara's husband, A.P. Carter, they form the Carter Family, one of the pioneering acts in country music. They enter the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970

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