Thursday, August 24, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 24, 2017

Love And Theft's Stephen Barker Liles marries Jenna Kennedy at Ruby Nashville. In attendance are Eric Gunderson and Chase Rice
Mercury releases Kacey Musgraves' "Merry Go 'Round" to radio
Curb releases Tim McGraw's album "Live Like You Were Dying" and releases the title track as a digital single
June Carter Cash undergoes surgery to have a pacemaker installed
Faith Hill's "Breathe" becomes her second gold single
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers share the #1 position in Billboard with "Real Love"
Johnny Paycheck records the David Allan Coe-penned "Take This Job And Shove It" at Nashville's Columbia Recording Studio
Waylon Jennings is arrested during a recording session, along with his secretary, Lori Evans, on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. The event inspires his song "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand"
Kristyn Osborn is born near Magna, Utah. She joins sisters Kassidy and Kelsi to form SHeDAISY, whose pop-tinged harmonies lead them to a series of country hits, beginning with the release of their 1999 debut album
Bobby Bare records "500 Miles Away From Home" in a morning session at Nashville's RCA Studio B

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