Thursday, July 6, 2017

Today in Country Music History...July 6, 2017

Blake Shelton files for divorce from Miranda Lambert in Oklahoma
Toby Keith raises $2 million for tornado relief with a concert at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, joined by Garth Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Mel Tillis, Kellie Coffey, John Anderson and Sammy Hagar. "Beer For My Horses" gets played twice
Darius Rucker makes a surprise appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "Wagon Wheel" with Old Crow Medicine Show
Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley marries Nashville music publicist Cassie McConnell in the Bahamas
Kix Brooks runs with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
The Dixie Chicks perform at Dallas' American Airlines Center despite a threat that Natalie Maines will be shot on stage
Brad Paisley hooks the #1 slot on the Billboard country chart with "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)"
Alan Jackson begins a three-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Don't Rock The Jukebox"
Guitarist John Jorgenson is born in Madison, Wisconsin. He joins The Desert Rose Band, which fashions a string of 1980s hits, and plays on records by Pam Tillis, Rick Trevino and Mary Chapin Carpenter, among others
Jeannie Seely is born in Titusville, Pennsylvania. A year after moving to Nashville, she gains a Top 10 recording with "Don't Touch Me," propelling her to membership in the Grand Ole Opry and a Grammy award

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