Sunday, June 11, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 11, 2017



2016
Cassadee Pope makes a surprise appearance at Nissan Stadium in Nashville during the CMA Music Festival to sing "Think Of You" with Chris Young. The night also features Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Blake Shelton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Steven Tyler and Martina McBride

2014
Dustin Lynch's "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)" video premieres on CMT

2013
Carrie Underwood records NBC-TV's "Sunday Night Football" theme, "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night"

2012
Jason Aldean is ticketed and fined $100 for swimming in prohibited waters on a visit to the beach in Destin, Florida

2004
"The Stepford Wives" opens in movie theaters with Faith Hill making her acting debut. Others in the picture include Bette Midler, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Jon Lovitz and Glenn Close

2001
Lonestar's "I'm Already There" video debuts on CMT's "Most Wanted Live"

1988
Patty Loveless joins the Grand Ole Opry, where she sings "If My Heart Had Windows" and "A Little Bit In Love"

1966
Singer/songwriter Bruce Robison is born in Bandera, Texas. Finding an artistic home in alternative-country, he nets commercial success as the songwriter of Tim McGraw's "Angry All The Time" and The Dixie Chicks' "Travelin Soldier"

1952
Donnie Van Zant is born in Jacksonville, Florida. A brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant, he joins 38 Special in the 1970s and forms a side project, Van Zant, with brother Johnny, making inroads in country music in 2005

1949
Hank Williams makes his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "Lovesick Blues" and "Mind Your Own Business." Legend claims he receives six encores. In the audience is Porter Wagoner, attending his first Opry show

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