Monday, May 29, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 29, 2017

Blake Shelton raises $6 million with the charitable "Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Aired on NBC and CMT, among others, it features Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts and OneRepublic singer Ryan Tedder

Taylor Swift headlines a stadium for the first time, at the Bayou Country Superfest at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. Also appearing are Keith Urban, David Nail, Kellie Pickler and Gloriana

George Strait, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett co-headline a date at Texas Stadium in Irving. The three join voices on "Hey, Good Lookin'" and "Margaritaville" as the show becomes an album, "Live At Texas Stadium"

Gretchen Wilson's debut single, "Redneck Woman," takes command of the top spot in Billboard for the first of five weeks

Arista releases Brad Paisley's album "Part II"

Shania Twain launches her first major concert tour with a show at the Sudbury Arena in Ontario. The set list includes "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!," "You Win My Love," "Love Gets Me Every Time" and "Any Man Of Mine"

The movie "Hope Floats" opens, with Harry Connick Jr. and Sandra Bullock in the leading roles. The soundtrack includes Garth Brooks' "To Make You Feel My Love," plus music by Martina McBride, Bob Seger, Lila McCann, Deana Carter, The Mavericks and Trisha Yearwood

Wynonna Judd begins recording her first solo album in Nashville

Johnny Cash rides to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "One Piece At A Time"

Jimmy Dean wins Best Country & Western Recording for "Big Bad John" during the fourth annual Grammy Awards

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