Saturday, June 3, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 3, 2017

RCA releases the Miranda Lambert album "Platinum"

Florida Georgia Line's "Round Here" video debuts on CMT

Kenny Chesney's "You And Tequila" video, featuring Grace Potter, debuts on CMT

George Strait's album "Troubadour" is certified platinum

Dierks Bentley's "Settle For A Slowdown" settles in at the top of the Billboard country singles chart

Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo for a backstage skirmish at Ralph Wilson Stadium on the George Strait tour in which Chesney takes a ride on a policeman's horse, and McGraw gets in a fight with cops. They are acquitted in May

Curb releases Tim McGraw's album "Everywhere"

Reba McEntire marries manager Narvel Blackstock in Lake Tahoe, where McEntire is performing at Caesars

Jamie O'Neal is born in Sydney, Australia. Her 2000 debut album nets several hits, including "There Is No Arizona" and "When I Think About Angels," helping her pick up the Academy of Country Music's Top New Female award

Frederick LaBour is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He becomes Too Slim, of Riders In The Sky, whose preservation of western music helps them become members of the Grand Ole Opry in 1982

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