Friday, June 2, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 2, 2017

Shania Twain receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Faith Hill and Emmylou Harris perform at the White House as Paul McCartney receives the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize. Also playing for the president: Jack White, Elvis Costello and The Jonas Brothers

Kellie Pickler earns her first gold single with "Red High Heels"

Arista releases Alan Jackson's duet with Jimmy Buffett, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," to radio

Shania Twain's album "Come On Over" is certified for shipments of 11 million copies, temporarily tying it with her own "The Woman In Me" as the best-selling country album by a female artist

Diamond Rio's Jimmy Olander, a skydiving veteran who's jumped more than 200 times, has his picture taken at 9,500 feet, with the Space Shuttle Discovery streaking skyward in the background over Cape Canaveral, before his latest jump

Martina McBride begins her first major concert tour, opening for Garth Brooks at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. Also on the bill is Chris LeDoux

Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis' major label debut, "Storms Of Life"

Roger Miller and the Broadway production of "Big River" win seven Tony awards, including Best Musical and Best Score

The Everly Brothers take over #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "All I Have To Do Is Dream"

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