Friday, July 7, 2017

Today in Country Music History...July 7, 2017

Capitol releases Luke Bryan's "Roller Coaster," written by Cole Swindell, to radio
Eric Church writes his 2014 single "Talladega" with Luke Laird at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman welcome a daughter, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville
Montgomery Gentry rolls straight sevens by topping the Billboard chart with "Lucky Man" on 7-7-07
Jimmy Buffett's "Hey, Good Lookin'" video--featuring appearances by George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Clint Black and Alan Jackson--debuts on CMT
Maddie Marlow is born in Sugar Land, Texas. She becomes one-half of Maddie & Tae, who score a hit in 2014 with their bro-country send-up "Girl In A Country Song"
Warner/Curb releases Hank Williams Jr.'s album "Born To Boogie"
Kris Kristofferson's "Why Me" reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
After an introduction from Carl Smith, Johnny Cash makes his Grand Ole Opry debut at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, performing "I Walk The Line," "Get Rhythm" and "So Doggone Lonesome." Backstage, Cash also meets his future wife, June Carter, for the first time
Charlie Louvin, of The Louvin Brothers, is born in Section, Alabama. Along with brother Ira, they mix gospel and country, landing on the Grand Ole Opry in 1955. Charlie remains with the Opry following his brother's death in 1965

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