Sunday, August 13, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 13, 2017

Capitol releases the Luke Bryan album "Crash My Party"
A wind gust collapses the stage, lighting and sound equipment at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis as Sugarland prepares to go on. Seven people eventually die and another 45 are treated for injuries
Toby Keith's "American Ride" video debuts on
John Michael Montgomery nabs a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with "Be My Baby Tonight"
Arista releases Brooks & Dunn's debut album, "Brand New Man"
Willie Nelson becomes the first artist ever to have an album spend 10 years on the Billboard country chart as "Stardust" logs its 520th week
Drummer Mike Melancon is born in Ecurces, Quebec. He provides a foundation for the Alberta-based band Emerson Drive, which uses power harmonies to net hits with "I Should Be Sleeping," "Moments" and "Fall Into Me"
Andy Griggs is born in Monroe, Louisiana. Influenced by Waylon Jennings and Bob Seger, his 1999 debut album nets hits with the Pure Prairie League-like "You Won't Ever Be Lonely" and the sensitive "She's More"
Producer Michael Knox is born in Macon, Georgia. He oversees Jason Aldean's hits, plus such titles as Trace Adkins' "This Ain't No Love Song," Montgomery Gentry's "Where I Come From" and Thomas Rhett's "It Goes Like This"
Vernon Dalhart records "The Wreck Of The Old '97" and "The Prisoner's Song" in New York. The two sides form the first million-selling single in country music history

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