Sunday, July 9, 2017

Today in Country Music History...July 9, 2017



2016
Jon Pardi's "California Sunrise" debuts at #1 on the Billboard country albums chart
2011
Shocking her bandmates, Cheyenne Kimball quits Gloriana via Twitter following a concert at the Franklin County Fair in Union, Missouri
2010
A "CMT Crossroads" episode featuring Kenny Chesney and Steve Miller debuts. The set list includes "I Go Back," "Rock N' Me" and "Living In Fast Forward"
2004
Wynonna and the rock band Heart team up in an installment of "CMT Crossroads," hosted by Radney Foster. The episode includes performances of "Only Love," "No One Else On Earth" and "Love Hurts"
2001
The Country Music Association announces 12 honorees will be added to the Country Music Hall of Fame: Bill Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Sam Phillips, The Louvin Brothers, The Delmore Brothers, The Jordanaires, Webb Pierce, Don Gibson, The Everly Brothers, Don Law, Ken Nelson and Homer & Jethro
1991
Roy Acuff is one of 12 recipients of the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony hosted by president George Bush
1978
Fiddler Pat Allingham is born in Beaverlodge, Alberta. He becomes a member of the Canadian sextet Emerson Drive, which makes its American debut in 2002 with the single "I Should Be Sleeping." He leaves the band in 2003
1954
Elvis Presley records Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
1953
David Ball is born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He scores one of 1994's biggest hits with his semi-novelty "Thinkin' Problem," returning to hitmaker status in 2001 with "Riding With Private Malone"
1929
Mandolin player Jesse McReynolds is born in Carfax, Virginia. He joins his brother to form Jim & Jesse, a bluegrass act that begins recording in 1951 and joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1964

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