Monday, June 5, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 5, 2017



2015
Brantley Gilbert shoots an episode of "CMT Crossroads" with Lynyrd Skynyrd at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. The set list includes "Bottoms Up," "One Hell Of An Amen," "Country Must Be Country Wide" and, for the finale, "Sweet Home Alabama"

2014
Chris Young cuts his left hand severely while preparing dinner at his Nashville home. He's forced to cancel several CMA Music Festival appearances

2013
Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line win two times each during the CMT Music Awards at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" is recognized as Video of the Year

2007
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill receive the Academy of Country Music's Career Achievement Award when they kick off their Soul2Soul 2007 concert tour at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska

2003
Days before the opening of the movie "Hollywood Homicide," Dwight Yoakam receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1993
Toby Keith goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart for the first time with "Should've Been A Cowboy"

1980
The John Travolta movie "Urban Cowboy" premieres. It includes music by Kenny Rogers, Johnny Lee, Mickey Gilley, Anne Murray, The Eagles, The Charlie Daniels Band, Jimmy Buffett, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and J.D. Souther

1968
Songwriter Brett James is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His credits include Martina McBride's "Blessed," Dierks Bentley's "I Hold On," Jason Aldean's "Gonna Know We Were Here" and Carrie Underwood's "Jesus, Take The Wheel"

1945
Don Reid is born in Staunton, Virginia. In 1961, he joins a gospel harmony group that becomes The Statler Brothers, netting more than 30 hits from 1965-1989 on its way into the Country Music Hall of Fame

1943
The Grand Ole Opry begins airing from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, which becomes the radio show's home until 1974

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