Friday, June 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kenny Chesney signs his first recording contract, with Capricorn Records

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

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"

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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