Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 16, 2017





2013

Keith Urban performs "Little Bit Of Everything" during the season finale of FOX-TV's "American Idol." The Band Perry plays "DONE." And Urban and contestant Kree Harrison do "Where The Blacktop Ends" with Blink-182's Travis Barker on drums and Randy Jackson on bass

2009
Jason Aldean tops the Billboard country singles chart with "She's Country"

2006
Kenny Chesney performs "There Goes My Life" and "Back Where I Come From" for president George W. Bush and Australian prime minister John Howard at the White House in Washington, D.C.

1998
Faith Hill begins a three-week run at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "This Kiss"

1989
"Reba McEntire's Greatest Hits" becomes the singer's first platinum album

1987
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris score a #1 country single with a song written by pop record producer Phil Spector, "To Know Him Is To Love Him"

1980
RCA releases Alabama's "Tennessee River"

1971
Rick Trevino is born in Houston. The Hispanic singer, signed to Columbia Records at age 19, develops a short string of 1990s hits, including "She Can't Say I Didn't Cry," "Learning As You Go" and "Running Out Of Reasons"

1969
Merle Haggard records "Workin' Man Blues" at the Capitol tower in Hollywood

1964
Buck Owens nets a #1 single in Billboard with "My Heart Skips A Beat"

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