Sunday, June 4, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 4, 2017



2016
Randy Travis is an on-stage guest as Kenny Chesney covers "Diggin' Up Bones" during a show at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Chesney's versions of "American Kids" and "Noise" are shot for NBC's "Macy's Fourth Of July Fireworks Spectacular." Also in the lineup: Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Old Dominion

2015
Jim Ed Brown receives his Country Music Hall of Fame medallion at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee, where he's being treated for cancer

2014
Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line win two trophies apiece during the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

2013
Cassadee Pope sings "Wasting All These Tears" on NBC's "The Voice," where she shares screen time with celebrity coach Blake Shelton. Contestants Holly Tucker and The Swon Brothers collaborate on The Wreckers' song "Leave The Pieces"

2003
CMT tapes a concert at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center for its special "100 Greatest Songs Of Country Music." The lineup of performers includes Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, George Jones, Deana Carter, Kenny Chesney, LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride and Sara Evans

2002
Kenny Chesney's album "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" goes gold and platinum

1982
Alabama sponsors the first June Jam in Fort Payne, Alabama. More than 30,000 attend the charity concert near the high school, where the hometown band shares the stage with Janie Fricke, The Oak Ridge Boys, Louis Mandrell and R.C. Bannon

1981
Dobro player Dean Berner is born in Russellville, Arkansas. He becomes the lone male in the harmony trio Edens Edge, earning a Top 10 album with its 2012 debut

1975
Reprise releases Emmylou Harris' first hit, "If I Could Only Win Your Love"

1937
Baldemar Huerta is born in San Benito, Texas. Renamed Freddy Fender, he gains two million-selling hits, "Wasted Days And Wasted Nights" and his Spanglish "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," eventually gaining a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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