Friday, July 21, 2017

Today in Country Music History...July 21, 2017


2014
Valory releases Thomas Rhett's "Make Me Wanna" to radio
2012
Brantley Gilbert's "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" reaches the top of the Billboard country singles chart
2009
Brad Paisley, Charley Pride and Alison Krauss + Union Station perform for Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C. Paisley closes the night with a song inspired by the president, "Welcome To The Future"
2005
Gary Allan's "Best I Ever Had" video debuts on CMT
2004
Sara Evans performs for George W. Bush at the annual president's dinner in Washington, D.C. The set list includes "Born To Fly," "No Place That Far," "Perfect" and her current single, "Suds In The Bucket"
1999
Charley Pride's name is embedded in a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1979
Anne Murray's "Shadows In The Moonlight" hits #1 on the Billboard country chart
1978
Vocalist Brad Mates is born in Grand Prairie, Alberta. He becomes the lead singer for Emerson Drive, a big-harmony band that accumulates hits with "I Should Be Sleeping," "Fall Into You" and "Moments"
1973
Jeanne Pruett joins the Grand Ole Opry, the last artist added before the show transfers from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium to the Grand Ole Opry House
1972
Paul Rennee Belobersycky is born in Calgary, Alberta. A one-time nurse, he emerges in 1996 under the stage name Paul Brandt, with the deep-voiced "My Heart Has A History" and the wedding ballad "I Do"

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