Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 14, 2017



2011
Alabama hosts Bama Rising, a benefit at Birmingham's BJCC Arena that raises $2 million for tornado relief. Also on board: Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen and David Nail

2008
Sara Evans marries sports radio host Jay Barker at a farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Songwriter Marcus Hummon sings "Bless The Broken Road" at the ceremony, where the guests include Sheryl Crow

2003
Josh Turner marries Jennifer Ford in northern Georgia

2003
Toby Keith and Willie Nelson team up at #1 in Billboard with "Beer For My Horses"

1997
Hank Williams Jr. welcomes a surprise guest, five-year-old Hunter Hayes, to play for 200,000 people at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Hayes lugs an accordion on stage to sing "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)"

1984
Four days before the premiere of "Rhinestone," Dolly Parton and co-star Sylvester Stallone receive stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1983
John Anderson nets a gold single, for "Swingin'"

1977
The Waylon Jennings album "Ol' Waylon" is certified gold

1975
Linda Ronstadt's remake of The Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved" tops the Billboard country chart

1961
Patsy Cline is seriously injured in a head-on collision in Nashville. Two passengers in the other car die, while Cline receives a dislocated hip and a cut across her forehead

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