Thursday, June 29, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 29, 2017



2014
Dolly Parton performs for 100,000 people during the multi-format Glastonbury Music Festival in Pilton, England. Her set includes a surprise appearance by guitarist Richie Sambora on Bon Jovi's "Lay Your Hands On Me"

2013
Hank Williams Jr. appears twice on the list as "CMT 20 Greatest Redneck Videos" debuts. "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" ranks #1, and "A Country Boy Can Survive" finishes #8

2012
Arista releases Carrie Underwood's single "Blown Away" to radio

2011
Miranda Lambert guests on the finale of NBC's "The Voice" to sing "The House That Built Me" with contestant Dia Frampton, of Blake Shelton's team. Winner Javier Colon sings "Landslide" with Stevie Nicks

2008
The Statler Brothers and Tom T. Hall are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony at the museum's Ford Theater

2005
Joe Nichols sings "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch at Chicago's Wrigley Field. The Cubs edge the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2

2004
Blake Shelton begins shooting his "Some Beach" video in Tennessee, with NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler making an appearance

1998
The Country Music Association announces it will add four new Country Music Hall of Fame members in September: Tammy Wynette, Elvis Presley, George Morgan and former Grand Ole Opry executive E.W. "Bud" Wendell

1974
Mickey Gilley goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart for the first time with "Room Full Of Roses"

1968
Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" is wedded to the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

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