Saturday, July 29, 2017

Today in Country Music History...July 29, 2017


2011
The Lady Antebellum single "Just A Kiss" goes gold, platinum and quintuple-platinum
2006
Former Negro League baseball player Charley Pride sings the American and Canadian national anthems in Cooperstown, New York, when 17 former Negro Leaguers join the Baseball Hall of Fame
2005
Gretchen Wilson's "All Jacked Up" video debuts on CMT.com
2004
Blake Shelton's "Some Beach" video, featuring a cameo by NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler, debuts on CMT
2003
MCA releases Josh Turner's single "Long Black Train"
2000
Clay Walker sings the national anthem at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in Canton, Ohio, where honorees include Joe Montana and Howie Long. Walker also joins Dwight Yoakam, Sawyer Brown and Alecia Elliott in a post-induction concert
1996
Capitol releases Deana Carter's "Strawberry Wine"
1989
Reba McEntire hits #1 on the Billboard country chart with a remake of the old Everly Brothers hit "Cathy's Clown"
1973
James Otto is born in Fort Lewis, Washington. Emerging from the loose-knit Muzik Mafia, the soul-tinged singer nets a 2008 hit with "Just Got Started Lovin' You." He also co-writes Jamey Johnson's "In Color" and The Zac Brown Band's "No Hurry"
1966
Martina McBride is born in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. The diminutive powerhouse claims the Country Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year award four times behind such message-soaked singles as "Independence Day" and "A Broken Wing"

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