Thursday, August 10, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 10, 2017


2014
Cole Swindell writes his future hit "You Should Be Here" with songwriter Ashley Gorley at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, where he's opening for Luke Bryan
2012
Jason Aldean's "Take A Little Ride" video premieres on CMT
2009
"It's time to call it a day": Brooks & Dunn announce in a five-sentence note to their fans that they're ending their run as a duo after one last tour
2009
Capitol releases Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" to radio
2006
Kenny Chesney's nine-minute "You Save Me" video debuts on CMT
2001
The Dixie Chicks' Martie Seidel marries Gareth Maguire in Kailua, Hawaii
1991
Vince Gill joins the Grand Ole Opry, introduced by Roy Acuff, who sheds tears as Gill delivers "When I Call Your Name"
1973
Jennifer Hanson is born in Whittier, California. Blending influences such as Dolly Parton and Sheryl Crow, she earns a hit in 2002 with "Beautiful Goodbye." She also writes The Wreckers' "Leave The Pieces" and Bucky Covington's "A Different World"
1972
Bobby Pinson is born in Panhandle, Texas. The gritty-voiced singer/songwriter nets a 2005 hit with "Don't Ask Me How I Know" and writes Toby Keith's "Made In America," Sugarland's "It Happens" and Trent Tomlinson's "One Wing In The Fire"
1949
Gene Johnson is born in Jamestown, New York. He plays mandolin for Diamond Rio, a harmony-based sextet that wins multiple awards from the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music in the 1990s

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