Thursday, June 1, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 1, 2017



2012
The Band Perry's video for "Postcard From Paris" debuts on CMT

2011
Luke Bryan tapes an installment of "CMT Crossroads" with The Doobie Brothers at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Included in the set list: "Do I," "Rain Is A Good Thing," "Long Train' Runnin'" and "China Grove"

2006
Josh Turner claims the first two gold singles of his career, awarded for "Long Black Train" and "Your Man"

1999
Arista releases Brad Paisley's debut album, "Who Needs Pictures"

1994
Restless Heart performs at the opening of The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville after a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Marty Stuart and Tanya Tucker. Among the acts that become the house band at the venue: Lonestar, Ricochet and Sons of the Desert

1991
Diamond Rio collects its first #1 single on the Billboard country chart with its debut, "Meet In The Middle"

1975
Columbia releases Willie Nelson's album "Red Headed Stranger"

1974
Ronnie Milsap collects the first #1 country single of his career with "Pure Love," written by Eddie Rabbitt

1964
Dolly Parton moves to Nashville a day after her high school graduation and meets her future husband, Carl Dean, at a laundromat

1953
Ronnie Dunn is born in Coleman, Oklahoma. The lanky singer teams with Kix Brooks to form the harmony-laden Brooks & Dunn, whose mix of honky tonk with rock influences makes them the dominant duo in country from 1991 until their split in 2010

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