Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 31, 2017



2012

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock make their public debut as a couple, attending a party for Blackstock's management client, Blake Shelton, in Nashville

2008
Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon have a son, Jagger Donovan Rooney, in Nashville

2006
Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook are married in Nashville. Bandmates Kimberly Roads and Phillip Sweet are among the witnesses

2001
The video for Toby Keith's "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight" debuts on CMT's "Most Wanted Live." The video features football commentator Terry Bradshaw, who appears with Keith in a series of 10-10-220 commercials

1995
Shania Twain earns her first gold album, for "The Woman In Me"

1991
Randy Travis marries manager Lib Hatcher in Hawaii during a vacation

1988
RCA releases Keith Whitley's album "Don't Close Your Eyes"

1986
"Whoever's In New England" takes Reba McEntire to the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

1982
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Casey James is born in Plano, Texas. He comes to national attention on "American Idol," releasing his debut album in 2012 and earning a country hit that year with "Crying On A Suitcase"

1954
Steel player Paul Franklin is born in Detroit. Beginning his studio career on Gallery's 1972 pop hit "It's So Nice To Be With You," Franklin plays on country hits by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts and Shania Twain, among others

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