Saturday, May 27, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 27, 2017



2016
Capitol releases Dierks Bentley's album "Black"

2014
MCA releases the Sam Hunt single "Leave The Night On" to radio. The chorus references the pop band Train and its 2001 hit "Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)"

2013
Blake Shelton performs "Boys 'Round Here" with Gwen Sebastian on backing vocals during NBC's "The Voice." Contestants Danielle Bradbery, The Swon Brothers, Amber Carrington and Holly Tucker team up to cover Sugarland's "Something More"

2012
Martina McBride sings the national anthem before the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Dario Franchitti wins for the third time in his career

2009
Jamey Johnson and Lee Ann Womack duet on "Give It Away" during "George Strait: Artist Of The Decade" on CBS. The special includes Sugarland, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jack Ingram and John Rich

2006
Jason Aldean tops the Billboard chart for the first time with "Why"

1994
The Eagles begin their first concert tour in 14 years at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California. Threaded in the set list: "Take It Easy," "Hotel California," "Tequila Sunrise" and "Lyin' Eyes"

1981
Alabama earns the first gold album of its career, with "Feels So Right"

1968
Glen Campbell records "Wichita Lineman" at the Capitol Recording Studio at Hollywood & Vine in Los Angeles

1939
Don Williams is born in Floydada, Texas. His easy-going vocal style yields Top 10 hits every year from 1974-1991, including "I Believe In You," "You're My Best Friend" and "Tulsa Time," on his way into the Country Music Hall of Fame

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