Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 22, 2017

Broken Bow releases Jason Aldean's "Tattoos On This Town" to radio

Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" kicks off a two-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

George Strait's "She'll Leave You With A Smile" video, featuring footage from his March 3 performance at the Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show, premieres on CMT's "Most Wanted Live"

The Mavericks grab their first gold album, for "What A Crying Shame"

Restless Heart appears at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong Or Right)"

Crystal Gayle and husband/manager Bill Gatzimos have their first baby, Katherine Claire Gatzimos, at a hospital in Nashville

Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels each secure four nominations as finalists for the Country Music Association awards are announced in Nashville

George Jones and Tammy Wynette announce their marriage, although it doesn't actually take place for another six months

Floyd Collin Wraye is born in DeQueen, Arkansas. Under the stage name Collin Raye, he uses a powerhouse voice to make commercially successful social statements through such hits as "Little Rock," "In This Life" and "I Think About You"

Holly Dunn is born in San Antonio, Texas. The 1987 winner of the Country Music Association's Horizon Award, the singer/songwriter emerges on MTM Records for a short run as a hitmaker, earning membership in the Grand Ole Opry in 1989

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