Friday, May 5, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 5, 2017



2015
Mercury releases Chris Stapleton's debut solo album, "Traveller"

2014
Miranda Lambert receives six nominations to top the list as the CMT Music Awards finalists are announced

2009
Dolly Parton receives a Tony nomination in New York City for Best Original Score for "9 To 5: The Musical"

2009
Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams shoot a "CMT Crossroads" installment at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Included on the set list: "Johnny Cash," "Amarillo Sky," "Summer Of '69" and "Cuts Like A Knife"

2007
More than 25,000 gather in Indio, California, for the first day of the Stagecoach Music Festival. George Strait and Alan Jackson top a 25-act bill with Willie Nelson, Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Earl Scruggs, Jason Michael Carroll and Sara Evans

2001
Blake Shelton sings "Austin" during his debut on the Grand Ole Opry

1999
Faith Hill takes four trophies in the 34th annual Academy of Country Music awards on CBS from Los Angeles. She wins Single Record and Video of the Year, for "This Kiss"; claims Top Female Vocalist; and shares Vocal Event with Tim McGraw, for "Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me"

1997
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have their first baby, Gracie Katherine McGraw. At age nine, she becomes part of the children's chorus at the close of Dad's hit single "Last Dollar (Fly Away)"

1982
Vince and Janis Gill have a daughter, Jenny Gill, in Los Angeles

1942
Virginia Wynette Pugh--alias Tammy Wynette--is born in Itawamba County, Mississippi. The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, nicknamed the First Lady of Country Music, succeeds with a pain-soaked vocal style, exemplified in "Another Lonely Song," "'Til I Get It Right" and "Stand By Your Man"

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