Friday, June 2, 2017

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



2011
Shania Twain receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2010
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

2009
Kellie Pickler earns her first gold single with "Red High Heels"

2003
Arista releases Alan Jackson's duet with Jimmy Buffett, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," to radio

1999
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

1998
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

1992
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

1986
Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis' major label debut, "Storms Of Life"

1985
Roger Miller and the Broadway production of "Big River" win seven Tony awards, including Best Musical and Best Score

1958
The Everly Brothers take over #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "All I Have To Do Is Dream"

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