Monday, July 24, 2017

Today in Country Music History...July 24, 2017

Days after signing Florida Georgia Line, Republic Nashville releases a remixed version of the duo's debut single, "Cruise," to radio
Luke Bryan's "Rain Is A Good Thing" washes into the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart
Lady Antebellum's "I Run To You" is certified gold
Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert shoot an installment of "CMT Cross Country" at Nashville's City Hall. The set list includes "Kerosene," "Love You" and a cover of Waylon Jennings' "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way"
ABC airs "CMA Music Festival: Music's Biggest Party." The special features Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna and Lynyrd Skynyrd
Toby Keith headlines his first stadium date, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The bill also features Scotty Emerick, Hal Ketchum, Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry and Massachusetts native Jo Dee Messina
Johnny Cash picks up six nominations in the MTV Video Music Awards for his remake of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt"
Ten days after it went gold, the "Urban Cowboy" soundtrack is certified platinum. It features Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers, The Eagles, Johnny Lee, Mickey Gilley, Linda Ronstadt & J.D. Souther, Jimmy Buffett and The Charlie Daniels Band, among others
Jerrod Niemann is born in Harper, Kansas. A writer of Garth Brooks' "Good Ride Cowboy," he collects a platinum single for his first hit as an artist, the 2010 release "Lover, Lover." He adds subsequent hits with "What Do You Want," "One More Drinkin' Song" and "Drink To That All Night"
Pam Tillis is born in Plant City, Florida. The daughter of country singer Mel Tillis, she fashions a career of her own with a series of hits in the 1990s, winning the Country Music Association's Female Vocalist in 1994 and joining the Grand Ole Opry in 2000

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