Sunday, June 25, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 25, 2017

The video for "Somethin' Bad," the Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood, premieres on CMT, MTV and VH1

Blake Shelton launches a four-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Honey Bee"

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are married at Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Sydney, Australia. He sings "Making Memories Of Us" at the service, witnessed by songwriter Monty Powell, producer Dann Huff and Capitol Records chief Mike Dungan

Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams receives her first gold album, for "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road"

On Chet Atkins Day in Nashville, more than 70 artists and musicians pay tribute to the guitarist at a Ryman Auditorium concert. Among the night's performers are Steve Wariner, Ray Stevens, Ronnie McDowell, Mark Knopfler, Marty Stuart, Bobby Bare and Hank Williams III

Capitol releases Trace Adkins' debut album, "Dreamin' Out Loud"

Jenifer Strait, the 13-year-old daughter of George Strait, dies in an auto accident. She is a passenger in a car, driven by a teenage friend, that rolls over during a left turn in San Marcos, Texas

Epic releases Ricky Skaggs' "Uncle Pen"

The Statler Brothers announce that Crohn's disease has forced the retirement of Lew DeWitt. Jimmy Fortune replaces him, the group's first lineup change in 18 years

Eddy Arnold records "Make The World Go Away" at RCA Studio A in Nashville. Cameras capture the session for the ABC-TV series "The Jimmy Dean Show"

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