Friday, June 9, 2017

Today in Country Music History...June 9, 2017

Following her performance at Nashville's LP Field, Carrie Underwood is pulled over for speeding at 56 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone

Alabama makes a surprise CMA Music Festival appearance to perform "Old Alabama" and "Tennessee River" with Brad Paisley at Nashville's LP Field. Also appearing: Jason Aldean, Sara Evans, Easton Corbin and The Zac Brown Band

George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, along with The Kingston Trio's "Tom Dooley" and The Stanley Brothers' "Rank Stranger"

Arista releases Brad Paisley's "Waitin' On A Woman" to radio

Joe Nichols and Sara Evans host CMT's "100 Greatest Love Songs" concert at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, with Josh Turner, Julie Roberts, Buddy Jewell, The Del McCoury Band, Randy Travis, Lee Ann Womack, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Lonestar

Kenny Chesney makes a surprise appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, where he delivers his first live performance of "A Lot Of Things Different," written by Opry member Bill Anderson

Reba McEntire & Linda Davis record "Does He Love You"

George Strait begins a five-week visit to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Love Without End, Amen"

Lorrie Morgan joins the Grand Ole Opry

Kenny Rogers' ballad "She Believes In Me" locks up the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

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