Monday, June 26, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 26, 2017

Zac Brown makes a surprise appearance during a Billy Joel concert at Boston's Fenway Park, joining in on "You May Be Right"

Kenny Rogers makes his African concert debut by playing for 70,000 people in Morocco. His performances include "Love Or Something Like It," "Lady" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town"

Carrie Underwood makes her Australian concert debut with a show at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne

Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams team up as an episode of "CMT Crossroads" debuts. The one-hour show's set list includes "She's Country," "Summer Of '69," "Run To You," "Amarillo Sky," "Johnny Cash" and "Hicktown"

Josh and Jennifer Turner have a son, Colby Lynch Turner, in Nashville

Columbia releases Mary Chapin Carpenter's album "Come On, Come On"

George Strait records "The Cowboy Rides Away" in a late-night session at the Sound Stage in Nashville

"Barbara Mandrell And The Mandrell Sisters" makes its final prime-time appearance, with guests Dolly Parton and John Schneider

Elvis Presley performs what proves to be his final concert at Indianapolis' Market Square Arena. He becomes ill and is hospitalized overnight. His last song: "Can't Help Falling In Love"

Gretchen Wilson is born in Granite City, Illinois. Her feisty debut single, "Redneck Woman," leads to instant stardom and the Country Music Association's Horizon Award. She follows it with "Here For The Party" and "When I Think About Cheatin'"

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