Thursday, July 20, 2017

Today in Country Music History...July 20, 2017


2013
Jason Aldean headlines at Chicago's Wrigley Field, the last of three stadiums on his 2013 tour itinerary. Also on the bill are Kelly Clarkson, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett
2012
Rascal Flatts bass player Jay DeMarcus and his wife, Allison, welcome a son, Dylan Jay DeMarcus, in Nashville
2002
Toby Keith occupies the #1 position in Billboard with "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)"
1992
For the first time in her career, Reba McEntire receives a double-platinum album, marking two million units shipped of "For My Broken Heart"
1988
Julianne Hough is born in Salt Lake City. Introduced nationally on the ABC series "Dancing With The Stars," she nets a #1 country album with her self-titled 2008 debut
1986
Hannah Blaylock is born in Nimrod, Arkansas. She sings lead for the harmony trio Edens Edge, snapping up a Top 10 album with its self-titled 2012 debut
1968
Johnny Cash's live version of "Folsom Prison Blues" takes the #1 slot on the Billboard country singles chart
1959
Singer/songwriter Radney Foster is born in Del Rio, Texas. He joins Bill Lloyd in the 1980s duo Foster & Lloyd, develops a solo career and authors such hits as Sara Evans' "A Real Fine Place To Start" and Keith Urban's "I'm In"
1946
Kim Carnes is born in Pasadena, California. Primarily a pop recording artist, she joins Kenny Rogers on the 1980 country hit "Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer" and writes Rogers' Ronnie Milsap duet "Make No Mistake, She's Mine." Carnes also pens Reba McEntire & Vince Gill's "The Heart Won't Lie"
1944
Bill Browder is born in Humboldt, Tennessee. Under the stage name T.G. Sheppard, he segues from record promotion into performing, developing pop-slanted 1980s country hits, including "I Loved 'Em Every One," "Only One You" and "Slow Burn"

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