Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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






2011
Broken Bow releases Jason Aldean's "Tattoos On This Town" to radio

2009
Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" kicks off a two-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

2002
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"

1994
The Mavericks grab their first gold album, for "What A Crying Shame"

1987
Restless Heart appears at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong Or Right)"

1983
Crystal Gayle and husband/manager Bill Gatzimos have their first baby, Katherine Claire Gatzimos, at a hospital in Nashville

1979
Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels each secure four nominations as finalists for the Country Music Association awards are announced in Nashville

1968
George Jones and Tammy Wynette announce their marriage, although it doesn't actually take place for another six months

1960
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"

1957
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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