Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 15, 2017

Sam Hunt spends the first of six weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "House Party"

The Band Perry's "All Your Life" video debuts on CMT

Alison Krauss + Union Station pick up a whopping 11 nominations as finalists are announced for the International Bluegrass Music Association awards

Roy Clark performs "Yesterday, When I Was Young" during the funeral for Mickey Mantle at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas

Vince Gill and Alan Jackson lead the way in the 25th annual Country Music Association awards with six nominations apiece. Garth Brooks receives five. Brooks and Gill compete for entertainer against Clint Black, Reba McEntire and George Strait

Guitarist Danelle Leverett is born in Amarillo, Texas. She becomes one-half of the JaneDear girls, who earn a 2011 hit with their debut single, "Wildflower"

The Everly Brothers record "Wake Up Little Susie" at the Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission studios in Nashville

Songwriter Jimmy Webb is born in Elk City, Oklahoma. He writes "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "Wichita Lineman," by Glen Campbell; and "Highwayman," by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson

Don Ulich is born in Olympia, Washington. As Don Rich, he handles lead guitar and harmony vocals for Buck Owens' Buckaroos, who mix rock 'n' roll energy with a honky-tonk base. Rich's death in 1974 coincides with Owens' commercial decline

Rose Maddox is born in Boaz, Alabama. She fronts the California-based Maddox Brothers & Rose, a wild, energetic touring group in the 1940s and '50s dubbed the Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in America

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