Saturday, June 17, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 17, 2017

Capitol releases Jon Pardi's album "California Sunrise"

Brad Paisley opens when The Rolling Stones play Nashville's LP Field. Paisley's set includes two surprise guests: Carrie Underwood, who duets on "Remind Me"; and Joe Walsh, who plays "Life's Been Good" and "Alcohol." The audience includes Tim McGraw and producers Dann Huff and Frank Liddell

Thomas Rhett's "It Goes Like This" video debuts on CMT

Taylor Swift receives the Hal David Starlight Award at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel as the Songwriters Hall of Fame inducts David Foster, Jackie DeShannon, Leonard Cohen and Sunny Skylar

Kenny Chesney kicks off a five-week run at #1 in Billboard with "Summertime"

A "CMT Crossroads" edition pairs Ronnie Milsap and Los Lonely Boys. Hosted by Radney Foster, the episode's set list includes "Stranger In My House," "Heaven," "It Was Almost Like A Song" and "Smoky Mountain Rain"

Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" video makes its TV debut on CMT

Garth Brooks signs with Capitol Records

Emmylou Harris takes the Delbert McClinton-written "Two More Bottles Of Wine" to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

Russell Smith, of The Amazing Rhythm Aces, is born in Nashville. Behind his soulful lead vocals, the Aces earn three hits in the mid-'70s, while Smith goes on to write "Heartbeat In The Darkness," "Do You Know Where Your Man Is" and "Keep It Between The Lines," among others

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