Sunday, May 14, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 14, 2017

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are married at the Don Strange Ranch near Boerne, Texas, in front of Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Martina McBride and The Bellamy Brothers

Six weeks after breaking his wrist in a cross-country motorbike race, Craig Morgan breaks his right leg in another competition in Vanleer, Tennessee. He finishes the race, but will have to perform from a wheelchair or crutches for at least six weeks

Jo Dee Messina lofts "My Give A Damn's Busted" to #1 in Billboard

Brad Paisley and pop artist John Mayer are paired as a new edition of "CMT Crossroads" makes its cable debut. Radney Foster hosts the show, which includes Paisley's songs "Me Neither," "Little Moments" and "Celebrity"

Toby Keith and Martina McBride each receive three nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards

Arista releases Alan Jackson's album "Don't Rock The Jukebox"

Dustin Lynch is born in Tullahoma, Tennessee. The reedy-voiced singer/songwriter earns a hit with his debut single, 2012's "Cowboys And Angels," nabbing an Academy of Country Music nomination for New Artist of the Year. He also finds hits with "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)," "Hell Of A Night" and "Mind Reader"

Alabama cops three trophies--Entertainer of the Year, Top Vocal Group and Album of the Year, for "The Closer You Get"--during the 19th annual Academy Of Country Music awards, telecast by NBC from Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California

The Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson duet "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" goes gold

Steel guitar player Sonny Garrish is born in Fairplay, Maryland. His credits include recordings by The Judds, Reba McEntire, Don Williams, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Tracy Lawrence, among others

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