Sunday, July 16, 2017

Today in Country Music History...July 16, 2017

Brett Eldredge celebrates a #1 single with "Beat Of The Music" by diving with the sharks in the Bahamas
Florida Georgia Line signs a recording deal with Republic Nashville
Kenny Chesney sets a temporary record for a country show when his concert at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, grosses $4 million. The bill also features Dierks Bentley, Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich and Carrie Underwood
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans' "Happy Trails" is ranked at #1 with the TV debut of "CMT 20 Greatest Cowboy Songs"
Billy Ray Cyrus' "Some Gave All" becomes the first debut album by a country artist certified for wholesale sales of 9 million copies
The Oak Ridge Boys sing the national anthem at baseball's All-Star Game and meet Johnny Bench at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. The National League beats the American League, 6-1
Alabama posts a #1 single on the Billboard country chart with "The Closer You Get"
Kenny Rogers makes his film debut in the movie "Six Pack." The picture's music includes his single "Love Will Turn You Around" and a song by Crystal Gayle
Ronnie Milsap collects a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with "It Was Almost Like A Song"
Connie Smith records "Once A Day" during an afternoon at Nashville's RCA Studio B

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