Friday, May 12, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 12, 2017

Pizza Hut introduces the chain's new Blake Shelton signature product, Blake's Smokehouse BBQ Pizza

Live Nation releases The Zac Brown Band's single "Chicken Fried" to radio

Rascal Flatts' "Stand" sits at Billboard's #1 position

Jennifer Nettles makes her TV acting debut on NBC's "Las Vegas." During the episode, Sugarland performs "Something More," "Just Might Make Me Believe" and "Down In Mississippi (Up To No Good)," its lyrics changed to "down in Las Vegas"

LeAnn Rimes' "Probably Wouldn't Be This Way" video has its world premiere on CMT

Tim McGraw receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisiana-Monroe

Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson share the top spot on the Billboard country chart with "To All The Girls I've Loved Before"

Keyboard player Eddie Kilgallon is born in East Greenbush, New York. He co-writes George Strait's "One Night At A Time" and performs with Ricochet, the Academy of Country Music's 1998 Vocal Group of the Year

Bobby Bare wins Best Country & Western Recording for "Detroit City" in the sixth annual Grammy Awards

Kix Brooks is born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He co-writes hits for John Conlee and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band before forming Brooks & Dunn with Ronnie Dunn. Behind such hits as "Boot Scootin' Boogie," "My Maria" and "Only In America," they become the most-successful country duo of all-time

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