Saturday, July 29, 2017

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

The Lady Antebellum single "Just A Kiss" goes gold, platinum and quintuple-platinum
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
Gretchen Wilson's "All Jacked Up" video debuts on
Blake Shelton's "Some Beach" video, featuring a cameo by NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler, debuts on CMT
MCA releases Josh Turner's single "Long Black Train"
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
Capitol releases Deana Carter's "Strawberry Wine"
Reba McEntire hits #1 on the Billboard country chart with a remake of the old Everly Brothers hit "Cathy's Clown"
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"
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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