Saturday, August 12, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 12, 2017

Capitol releases Dierks Bentley's "I Hold On" to radio
Hunter Hayes performs "Storm Warning" in his Grand Ole Opry debut
Rodney Atkins earns his first #1 single in Billboard: "If You're Going Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows)"
Shania Twain and husband-producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange have a son, Eja (pronounced "Asia"), in Switzerland
Lonestar lifts "What About Now" to the top of the Billboard country chart
Vince Gill racks up eight nominations and Alan Jackson gets seven, as the Country Music Association unveils finalists for its 1993 awards. Gill and Jackson face Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire for Entertainer of the Year
Patty Loveless notches her first #1 country single with "Timber, I'm Falling In Love"
Danny Shirley is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He fronts Confederate Railroad, whose mix of country and Southern rock gives them a biker image and a handful of 1990s hits, including "Trashy Women," "Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind" and "Queen Of Memphis"
Buck Owens is born in Sherman, Texas. Raised in California, he adds a rock 'n' roll spirit to country music, becoming a major part of the Bakersfield Sound. He co-hosts "Hee Haw" for more than 15 years on his way into the Country Music Hall of Fame
Porter Wagoner is born in Howell County, Missouri. Known for his rhinestone suits, he develops a long-running syndicated TV show in which he introduces Dolly Parton as a duet partner. A member of the Grand Ole Opry beginning in 1957, he joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002

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