Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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

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

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

Josh Turner marries Jennifer Ford in northern Georgia

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

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)"

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

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

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

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

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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