Friday, August 11, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 11, 2017

Kenny Chesney's "Come Over" rises to the top of the Billboard country singles chart
Luke Bryan and his wife, Caroline, welcome a son, Tatum "Tate" Christopher Bryan, in the Nashville area
"CMT Cross Country" debuts, demonstrating the parallels between a pair of country performers. The inaugural episode matches Josh Turner with one of his biggest influences, Randy Travis
Billy Currington's "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" video debuts on CMT
Blake Shelton picks up his first #1 single in Billboard with "Austin," which remains at the top for five weeks
MCA releases Vince Gill's album "The Key"
Epic releases the soundtrack to "Honeymoon In Vegas," featuring Elvis Presley remakes by Trisha Yearwood, Ricky Van Shelton, Dwight Yoakam, Travis Tritt, Willie Nelson, Amy Grant, Billy Joel, Vince Gill, Bono and John Mellencamp, among others
Eddie Rabbitt's "Suspicions" reigns at #1 on the Billboard country chart
Elvis Presley files for divorce from Priscilla in Santa Monica, California
John Conlee is born in Versailles, Kentucky. After careers as a mortician and a disc jockey, his 1978 single "Rose Colored Glasses" starts a 10-year string of blue-collar singles. He joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1981

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