Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Today in Country Music History...July 5, 2017

Luke Bryan's "Play It Again" arrives at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
Luke Bryan makes a surprise appearance during an Alabama show in Orange Beach, Alabama. Bryan provides a vocal assist on "Love In The First Degree"
"Drop everything now": Big Machine releases Taylor Swift's "Sparks Fly" to radio
Jennifer Nettles makes an unannounced appearance to perform "Stay" during Kenny Chesney's stadium date at Nashville's LP Field before a crowd of 49,000 people. Also on the bill: Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Sammy Hagar and Gary Allan
Toby Keith's "Love Me If You Can" video airs on TV for the first time via CMT
Atlantic releases the Hootie + The Blowfish pop album "Cracked Rear View," featuring lead singer Darius Rucker
Dave Haywood is born in Savannah, Georgia. He becomes a founding member of harmony trio Lady Antebellum, which wins seven Grammy awards from 2010-2012. The band's hits include "Bartender," "Compass," "Downtown" and "Need You Now"
George Jones takes his signature song, "He Stopped Loving Her Today," to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
John Conlee makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
Elvis Presley records "That's All Right" at Memphis' Sun Recording Studio

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