Friday, May 19, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 19, 2017

Black River releases Kelsea Ballerini's debut album, "The First Time"

Donald Trump declares Trace Adkins the winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice" over Penn Jillette on NBC. Adkins sings "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" during the episode, which sees him collect checks from Wynonna Judd, Thompson Square, Billy Ray Cyrus and The Oak Ridge Boys

Miranda Lambert's "Over You," co-written with Blake Shelton, reaches the top of the Billboard country singles chart

Sugarland is the leading nominee for the CMT Music Awards, named five times on the ballot. Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift receive four nominations apiece

Toby Keith's "As Good As I Once Was" video debuts on CMT

MCA releases Trisha Yearwood's version of "How Do I Live"

Mercury releases Billy Ray Cyrus' debut album, "Some Gave All"

Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter have a son, Waylon Albright "Shooter" Jennings. He grows up to become an artist in his own right, earning a Top 10 country album with 2012's "Family Man" and playing his father in the 2005 movie "Walk The Line"

"Smokey & The Bandit" has its premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The movie stars Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason and Jerry Reed, who sings "East Bound And Down." John Schneider also appears in a teeny walk-on role

Roger Miller receives a gold single for "King Of The Road"

George Jones hits #1 on the Billboard country chart with "She Thinks I Still Care"

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