Saturday, May 13, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 13, 2017

Carrie Underwood receives five nominations, making her the top finalist in the CMT Music Awards. She's cited for three different titles: "Something In The Water," "Little Toy Guns" and the Miranda Lambert duet "Somethin' Bad"

The Band Perry's "Chainsaw" video debuts on CMT

Curb Records accuses Tim McGraw of breach of contract in a lawsuit that claims he recorded his "Emotional Traffic" album too soon after the previous release

Jason Aldean performs "Hicktown" and "Why" as he makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry

Kenny Rogers' "Buy Me A Rose" sprouts at #1 on the Billboard country chart with vocal assistance from Alison Krauss and Billy Dean

Decca releases Lee Ann Womack's self-titled debut album

Darius Rucker is born in Charleston, South Carolina. The lead singer of Hootie + The Blowfish, he becomes a solo country artist in 2008, winning the Country Music Association's New Artist of the Year in 2009

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band delivers its first paid performance at The Paradox in Orange, California

Lari White is born in Dunedin, Florida. The soulful vocalist nets three hits in the 1990s and acts in the Tom Hanks movie "Cast Away." She also becomes the first woman to produce an album by a major male star: Toby Keith's "White Trash With Money"

Songwriter Allen Shamblin is born in Cleveland, Tennessee. He authors Randy Travis' "He Walked On Water," John Michael Montgomery's "Life's A Dance," Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" and Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me"

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