Saturday, May 6, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 6, 2017

Keith Urban hosts the fifth We're All For The Hall benefit at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, with Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore, Reba McEntire, Ronnie Milsap and Lee Ann Womack, among others

Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert lead the slate of CMT Music Awards finalists with four nominations apiece

Taylor Swift's "Mean" video has its world premiere on CMT

Kenny Chesney and Brooks & Dunn wrap the two-day Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California, for a crowd of 30,000. Also playing: Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Jason Aldean, Gary Allan, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Pat Green and Sugarland

Carrie Underwood graduates magna cum laude from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, as she receives her bachelor of arts degree

Rockers Bon Jovi reside at #1 on the Billboard country chart with the Jennifer Nettles collaboration "Who Says You Can't Go Home"

Shania Twain's single "You're Still The One" is certified platinum

Naomi Judd marries Larry Strickland at Christ Church in Nashville. Ashley and Wynonna Judd serve as bridesmaids at the ceremony, and Wynonna performs with band member Don Potter

Alabama wins Entertainer of the Year; Top Vocal Group; and Album of the Year, for "Roll On"; in the 20th annual Academy Of Country Music awards, aired on NBC from the Goodtime Theater at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California

The Carter Family records "Can The Circle Be Unbroken (Bye And Bye)" at the ARC Studios in New York

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