Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 1, 2017


2014
Brantley Gilbert's "Small Town Throwdown" video, featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett, premieres on CMT and CMT.com
2013
Florida Georgia Line earns its first platinum album, for "Here's To The Good Times"
2010
Jimmy Wayne arrives at HomeBase Youth Services in Phoenix, hobbling on a broken foot as he finishes a seven-month Meet Me Halfway walk for homeless teens
2009
Billy Currington is hospitalized with a concussion after a concert stage collapses in a thunderstorm at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta. Bass player Alex Stevens is pinned for a half-hour and requires surgery for a severed artery
1998
Garth Brooks reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart with a Bob Dylan song, "To Make You Feel My Love"
1992
Brooks & Dunn's "Boot Scootin' Boogie" begins a four-week residence at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
1981
Kix and Barbara Brooks marry in Nashville. He oversleeps and barely arrives on time
1966
George Ducas is born in Texas City, Texas. His edgy, guitar-driven music finds the Top 10 in 1994 via "Lipstick Promises." He also writes Radney Foster's "Just Call Me Lonesome," The Eli Young Band's "Always The Love Songs" and Sara Evans' "A Real Fine Place To Start"
1966
Merle Haggard records "The Fugitive" at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood
1927
The Carter Family records for the first time in Bristol, Tennessee, with producer Ralph Peer. Among the trio's four songs are "Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow" and "The Storms Are On The Ocean"

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