Monday, May 22, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 22, 2017





2015
The George Clooney movie "Tomorrowland" debuts in theaters. The picture includes a part for Tim McGraw

2012
Pistol Annies' Angaleena Presley marries Miranda Lambert's tour manager, Jordan Powell, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

2011
Reba McEntire, Jean Shepard and songwriter Bobby Braddock are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

2007
LeAnn Rimes' "Nothin' Better To Do" video debuts online at CMT.com

2004
Rascal Flatts' "Mayberry" rises to #1 in Billboard

2002
Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson win three times each in the 37th Academy of Country Music awards at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre. Brooks & Dunn take Entertainer of the Year; Top Vocal Duo; and Video of the Year, for "Only In America"

2000
Garth Brooks' "Double Live" sets a new record for country concert albums, as it's certified for shipments of 13 million units

1993
CBS airs "Willie Nelson The Big Six-0: An All-Star Birthday Celebration," with Ray Charles, B.B. King, Paul Simon, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Travis Tritt, Lyle Lovett, Bob Dylan, Marty Stuart, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson. The special closes with a mass rendition of "Whiskey River"

1961
Bass player Dana Williams is born in Dayton, Ohio. He joins Diamond Rio, a band that wins the Country Music Association's Vocal Group award three times. Members of the Grand Ole Opry, the band thrives on tight instrumentation and strong harmonies

1958
Jerry Lee Lewis arrives in London, where he admits he's married his teenage cousin, Myra. He's booed offstage and forced to cancel 34 of his 37 scheduled concerts

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