Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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

Florida Georgia Line transports "Dirt" to #1 for the first of two weeks on the Billboard country singles chart
EMI releases the Eric Church album "Chief"
Broken Bow releases Jason Aldean's self-titled debut album
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!"
Keith Urban's "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" video makes its TV debut on CMT
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
Randy Travis scores his first #1 single in Billboard with "On The Other Hand"
Jeannie C. Riley records "Harper Valley P.T.A."
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
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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