Saturday, May 20, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 20, 2017

Luke Bryan's album "Crash My Party" is certified double-platinum, while four of its songs earn metal honors: "Drink A Beer," "Play It Again" and "That's My Kind Of Night" go gold and platinum, with the latter single hitting double-platinum. Additionally, the title track reaches double-platinum

Republic Nashville releases Cassadee Pope's debut single, "Wasting All These Tears," to radio

Darius Rucker receives an honorary doctorate and delivers the commencement speech at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston

Buddy Miller receives five nominations for the Americana Honors & Awards. Julie Miller and Justin Townes Earle pick up three apiece

Jack Ingram makes his first appearance at the top of the Billboard chart with "Wherever You Are"

Trace Adkins' "Rough & Ready" video premieres on CMT, with NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the piece

Faith Hill's "The Way You Love Me" begins a four-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

"Maverick" makes its theater debut, hitting #1 in its first week of release, with cameo appearances by Kathy Mattea, Hal Ketchum, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, Janis Gill, Carlene Carter, Reba McEntire and Clint Black

Singer/songwriter Jon Pardi is born in Dixon, California. He earns country hits with the 2013 party single "Up All Night" and 2016's tuneful "Head Over Boots"

RCA releases Alabama's first charted album, "My Home's In Alabama"

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