Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 7, 2017



2014
George Strait wraps his final tour at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Guests on the show include Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Jason Aldean, Lee Ann Womack, Eric Church, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill and Martina McBride. The night includes a mass version of "All My Ex's Live In Texas"

2012
Scotty McCreery graduates from Garner High School in North Carolina

2007
Taylor Swift's self-titled debut album is certified platinum

2003
Kenny Chesney headlines a stadium show for the first time in his career, playing for 61,780 in the rain at Knoxville's Neyland Stadium. Joining him on the bill: Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, The Warren Brothers and Deana Carter

1998
Country music's first stadium tour, headlined by George Strait, concludes at Houston's Rice Stadium. Also on the bill: Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, John Michael Montgomery, Lee Ann Womack and Asleep At The Wheel

1997
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill spend the first of six weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "It's Your Love"

1991
Alan Jackson joins the Grand Ole Opry

1988
Guitarist Bill Satcher is born in Greenville, South Carolina. He becomes a founding member of A Thousand Horses, known for the 2015 hit "Smoke"

1977
Drummer Randy Ragsdale is born in Enid, Oklahoma. He becomes a founding member of alt-country band Cross Canadian Ragweed, which lands four Top 10 country albums from 2004-2009

1969
ABC-TV airs the first episode of "The Johnny Cash Show," with guest Bob Dylan joining the Man In Black on "Girl From The North Country." Also appearing: Doug Kershaw and Joni Mitchell, who duets with Cash on "I Still Miss Someone"

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