Friday, June 30, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 30, 2017



2014
Dot releases Maddie & Tae's debut single, "Girl In A Country Song," to radio

2009
Arista releases Brad Paisley's album "American Saturday Night"

2005
Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney gets engaged to Tiffany Fallon while aboard a cruise ship in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

2004
The Rick Schroder-directed video for "Whiskey Lullaby," Brad Paisley's duet with Alison Krauss, debuts on CMT

2001
Chet Atkins dies at home after a long bout with cancer. An influential guitarist and producer who helped create "The Nashville Sound," he entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973 and earned a Lifetime Achievement award from the Grammys

1995
Garth Brooks receives a star in front of Capitol Records on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He buries the masters to "The Hits" underneath the star

1993
Kenny Chesney signs his first recording contract, with Capricorn Records

1987
RCA releases K.T. Oslin's album "80's Ladies"

1963
Guitarist Dwayne O'Brien is born in Ada, Oklahoma. He joins the harmony-rich Little Texas, performing on the pop-influenced singles "What Might Have Been," "You And Forever And Me" and "God Blessed Texas"

1922
Eck Robertson and Henry Gilliland hold the first country recording session in New York City. The two collaborate on "Arkansas Traveller"

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