Sunday, May 7, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 7, 2017

Lady Antebellum performs "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a rainstorm before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Nyquist wins the race, attended by Joey Fatone, Eddie Montgomery, Travis Tritt, Will Chase, Tanya Tucker and The Supremes' Mary Wilson

Carrie Underwood's "Undo It" video debuts on CMT

Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley are featured among People magazine's 100 most beautiful people, as are Barbara Mandrell, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman and Miley Cyrus

Billy Dean marries Stephanie Paisley in Brentwood, Tennessee

The Tennessee General Assembly issues a decree honoring Darryl Worley for his support of American troops. The resolution specifically hails his post-9/11 composition "Have You Forgotten?"

DreamWorks releases Toby Keith's single "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)"

Clint Black jogs to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Good Run Of Bad Luck"

Filming begins on George Strait's first movie, "Pure Country." The picture also features an appearance by John Doe, a co-founder of the Los Angeles punk group X

Warner Bros. releases Travis Tritt's "Here's A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)"

Hank Williams makes his first appearance at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Lovesick Blues"

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