Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 13, 2017



2014
Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry are paired as the 50th episode of "CMT Crossroads" premieres. They collaborate on "Follow Your Arrow," "Teenage Dream," "Here You Come Again" and "Merry Go 'Round"

2012
The Eli Young Band scores a gold single for "Even If It Breaks Your Heart"

2005
"You'll Think Of Me" brings Keith Urban the first platinum single of his career, while "Somebody Like You" is certified gold

2004
Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" is proclaimed the #1 country ballad of all-time in the premiere of "CMT 100 Greatest Love Songs"

1989
A week before the opening of the movie "Great Balls Of Fire," Jerry Lee Lewis receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

1987
Randy Travis begins a three-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Forever And Ever, Amen"

1980
The movie "Roadie" opens, with cameos by Roy Orbison, Asleep At The Wheel, Merle Kilgore, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Hank Williams Jr. The soundtrack includes Eddie Rabbitt's "Drivin' My Life Away" and Blondie's version of "Ring Of Fire"

1978
Singer/songwriter Jason Michael Carroll is born in Houston, Texas. Raised in North Carolina, he debuts in 2006 with a growling, masculine vocal presence, applied to "Alyssa Lies" and "Livin' Our Love Song"

1973
Dolly Parton records "I Will Always Love You" in a morning session at Nashville's RCA Studio B. She also records her own version of "Kentucky Gambler," destined to become a hit when it's recorded by Merle Haggard

1952
Hank Williams records "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)," "Settin' The Woods On Fire" and "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive" at the Castle Studio in Nashville

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