Sunday, June 18, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 18, 2017

Toby Keith and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" author Bobby Braddock are inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Also joining are Cyndi Lauper, Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, Linda Perry and Willie Dixon

Danielle Bradbery is crowned the winner of "The Voice" on NBC. A member of Blake Shelton's team, she sings "I Want Crazy" with guest Hunter Hayes. Florida Georgia Line performs "Cruise" in a guest appearance with Nelly

MCA releases Kip Moore's "Beer Money" to radio

Tim McGraw stops his show at the Gorge Amphitheatre near George, Washington, to boot a male audience member for mistreating a woman

Keith Urban and John Mayer collaborate on "Sweet Thing" and "'Til Summer Comes Around" as a new edition of "CMT Crossroads" debuts

Neal McCoy's "Wink" begins a four-week ride at #1 in Billboard

"Rhinestone," starring Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone, premieres at Nashville's Roy Acuff Theater

Blake Shelton is born in Ada, Oklahoma. Beginning with his 2001 debut, "Austin," he mixes ballads and party anthems with biting personal humor on his way to multiple wins as Male Vocalist of the Year and a regular role on the NBC series "The Voice"

Gene Autry records "You Are My Sunshine" at the CBS Studios in Hollywood

A.P. Carter marries Sara Dougherty, uniting two of the three performers who will comprise The Carter Family, in Clinch Mountain, Virginia

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