Friday, June 9, 2017

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



2013
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

2011
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

2009
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"

2008
Arista releases Brad Paisley's "Waitin' On A Woman" to radio

2004
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

2001
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

1993
Reba McEntire & Linda Davis record "Does He Love You"

1990
George Strait begins a five-week visit to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Love Without End, Amen"

1984
Lorrie Morgan joins the Grand Ole Opry

1979
Kenny Rogers' ballad "She Believes In Me" locks up the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

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