Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Today in Country Music History...July 26, 2017


2014
Florida Georgia Line transports "Dirt" to #1 for the first of two weeks on the Billboard country singles chart
2011
EMI releases the Eric Church album "Chief"
2005
Broken Bow releases Jason Aldean's self-titled debut album
2005
Dierks Bentley's concert at the House of Blues in Los Angeles is interrupted by Marty Stuart, who extends an invitation for Bentley to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Bentley's response: "Hell, yeah!"
2003
Keith Urban's "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" video makes its TV debut on CMT
1999
Shania Twain's "Come On Over" is certified for shipments of 12 million copies, passing her own "The Woman In Me" as the best-selling country album by a female
1986
Randy Travis scores his first #1 single in Billboard with "On The Other Hand"
1968
Jeannie C. Riley records "Harper Valley P.T.A."
1956
Record producer Scott Hendricks is born in Clinton, Oklahoma. An executive with Capitol, Virgin and Warner Bros., he produces Brooks & Dunn, Blake Shelton, Restless Heart, Trace Adkins and Alan Jackson, among others
1947
Guitarist Al Anderson is born in Windsor, Connecticut. After a stint in the eclectic rock band NRBQ, he becomes a major songwriter, penning such hits as George Strait's "Love's Gonna Make It Alright," Diamond Rio's "Unbelievable," LeAnn Rimes' "Big Deal" and The Zac Brown Band's "Loving You Easy"

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