Monday, June 12, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 12, 2017


Little Big Town sings "Elvira" with The Oak Ridge Boys during the CMA Music Festival at LP Field in Nashville

The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry marries Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia at the First Presbyterian Church in Greeneville, Tennessee. Lennon and Maisy Stella perform. In attendance are her brothers, Reid and Neil Perry, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood

Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" starts a four-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

Terri Clark becomes the first Canadian-born female to join the Grand Ole Opry

Kenny Chesney is the only double-winner at the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards, taking Video and Male Video of the Year for "Young" at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center

A three-mile segment of Highway 92 in Paulding County, Georgia, is renamed the Travis Tritt Highway. Signs are also erected billing the county as the "Home of Country Music Star Travis Tritt"

LeAnn Rimes performs the national anthem at the Ballpark in Arlington when the Texas Rangers host the San Francisco Giants in the first interleague game in baseball history. The Giants win, 4-3

Chris Young is born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He wins "Nashville Star" in 2006, earning an Academy of Country Music awards nomination and building a hit list that includes "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)," "Voices," "Tomorrow" and a Cassadee Pope duet, "Think Of You"

Crystal Gayle notches her first #1 country single in Billboard with "I'll Get Over You"

Dolly Parton records "Jolene" during the afternoon at RCA Studio B in Nashville

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