Saturday, June 24, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 24, 2017



2016
Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas are paired as a new installment of "CMT Crossroads" premieres. Danielle Bradbery guests on the episode, which includes versions of Rhett's hits "Crash And Burn," "T-Shirt," "'Make Me Wanna" and "Die A Happy Man." They also cover "Rich Girl," backed by Hall & Oates' member John Oates

2012
Glen Campbell plays the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles during his final tour, threading the set with "Wichita Lineman" and "Galveston." The date includes a tribute from opening acts Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams and Jackson Browne

2011
Luke Bryan and The Doobie Brothers are paired as a new edition of "CMT Crossroads" debuts. Among the songs in the telecast: "Rain Is A Good Thing," "Black Water," "Do I" and "China Grove"

2009
Jason Aldean picks up a gold album for "Wide Open"

2008


Tim McGraw pulls a fan on stage while performing "Indian Outlaw" at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, Washington, kicking him out of the concert for allegedly attacking a female fan. Camera-phone footage is spread across the Internet

2007
Reba McEntire and pop singer Kelly Clarkson team up on "Because Of You," "Fancy" and "Why Haven't I Heard From You" as a new installment of "CMT Crossroads" makes its cable debut

2000
The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines marries actor Adrian Pasdar at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas following a Chicks concert. To celebrate, the couple hits the casinos and wins $740

1989
Garth Brooks makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, performing "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" and "If Tomorrow Never Comes"

1982
John Anderson holds the last recording session in Nashville's historic Columbia Studio B, recording Lefty Frizzell's "The Long Black Veil"

1964
Connie Smith signs with RCA Records

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