Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Today in Country Music History...July 18, 2017

RCA releases Miranda Lambert's single "Vice" to radio

Jason Aldean performs "Burnin' It Down" live for the first time while headlining a stadium date at Cleveland's Progressive Field. A drunk fan dies tragically at the show, which also features Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr 

Garth Brooks, clad in a Mets jersey, is a surprise guest during the final concert at New York's Shea Stadium, singing "Shameless" with the night's attraction, Billy Joel. Also making appearances: Steven Tyler, Roger Daltrey and Paul McCartney 

Capitol releases Eric Church's debut album, "Sinners Like Me" 

The Judds' "I Know Where I'm Going" hits the top spot on the Billboard country chart

Columbia Records drops Johnny Cash after 28 years on the label. Cash finds out by reading the newspaper

Alabama rolls into #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Feels So Right"

Connie Smith makes her Grand Ole Opry debut

Roger Miller makes his first appearance at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Dang Me"

Ricky Skaggs is born in Cordell, Kentucky. Centered in bluegrass, he leads a swing toward traditional country in the early-1980s, joining the Grand Ole Opry in 1982 and taking the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year in 1985

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