Thursday, July 27, 2017

Today in Country Music History...July 27, 2017


2007
Kimberly Schlapman and Stephen Schlapman have a daughter, Daisy Pearl, in Phoenix. The rest of Little Big Town performs in the evening for the first time as a trio
2003
Shania Twain gives a free concert at Chicago's Grant Park. The event is taped for an NBC-TV special, "Shania Twain UP! Live In Chicago." Songs include "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!," "That Don't Impress Me Much" and "You're Still The One"
2002
Kenny Chesney's "The Good Stuff" begins a seven-week ride at the top of the Billboard country list
1999
Columbia releases the "Runaway Bride" soundtrack, including Martina McBride's "I Love You" and The Dixie Chicks' "Ready To Run." Also on the album are Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Shawn Colvin, Eric Clapton and U2
1995
Billy Ray Cyrus performs "Some Gave All" at the dedication of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
1991
Ricky Van Shelton nets a #1 country single in Billboard with "I Am A Simple Man"
1978
Emmylou Harris goes gold for the first time in her career with the album "Elite Hotel"
1963
"Ring Of Fire" burns the name of Johnny Cash into the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart
1956
Guitarist Duncan Cameron is born in Utica, New York. Following a tour of duty with The Amazing Rhythm Aces, he joins Sawyer Brown in 1991, contributing to "Thank God For You," "Treat Her Right" and "The Boys And Me"
1944
Roberta Streeter--a.k.a. Bobbie Gentry--is born in Chickasaw, Mississippi. She wins three Grammys in 1968, including Best New Artist, on the heels of her suspenseful hit "Ode To Billie Joe." Gentry's song "Fancy" later becomes a hit for Reba McEntire

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