Friday, June 23, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 23, 2017

Mercury releases the Kacey Musgraves album "Pageant Material"

A new edition of "CMT Crossroads" features Joe Walsh and friends: Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Sara Evans, who covers The Eagles' "Best Of My Love"

Brad Paisley headlines a concert in the United Kingdom for the first time, playing Shepherds Bush Empire in London


Montgomery Gentry joins the Grand Ole Opry, officially inducted by Little Jimmy Dickens and Marty Stuart. After the big moment, Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives back the duo on "Hillbilly Shoes"

Tracy Lawrence collects a #1 single in Billboard for the first time in 11 years with "Find Out Who Your Friends Are"

Sara Evans' "A Real Fine Place To Start" video debuts on CMT

Lonestar begins a six-week residence at #1 in Billboard with "I'm Already There"

Brooks & Dunn go triple-platinum with their album "Brand New Man," becoming the first duo in country music history to have an album ship 3 million units

Bass player Graham DeLoach is born in Savannah, Georgia. He becomes a member of the band A Thousand Horses, who score a country hit with their 2014 Republic Nashville release "Smoke"

June Carter is born in Maces Spring, Virginia, to Ezra and Mother Maybelle Carter, of The Carter Family. June co-writes Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire" and later marries Cash, earning duet hits with him on "Jackson" and "If I Were A Carpenter"

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