Saturday, August 26, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 26, 2017


2016
Big Machine releases Florida Georgia Line's album "Dig Your Roots"
2013
Joe Nichols' "Sunny And 75" video debuts on CMT
2011
Luke Bryan earns a platinum single with "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)"
2007
Billy Currington travels to Hawaii to begin therapy for anger issues related to the abuse he suffered from a stepfather in childhood. The abuser was actually the subject of Currington's first hit, "Walk A Little Straighter"
2003
Toby Keith collects seven nominations for the 37th annual Country Music Association Awards, making him the frontrunner. Brooks & Dunn, Johnny Cash and Brad Paisley each nab four
2000
Pam Tillis joins the Grand Ole Opry, performing "All The Good Ones Are Gone" and "Maybe It Was Memphis." Darryl Worley makes his Opry debut the same night
1992
Alan Jackson earns his first double-platinum album with "Don't Rock The Jukebox"
1985
Brian Kelley is born in Daytona Beach, Florida. While attending Belmont University in Nashville, he co-founds the duo Florida Georgia Line, earning a multi-platinum single with its 2012 release "Cruise." They win Vocal Duo honors from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music
1974
John Denver records "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles during the first night of a concert run that will become the album "An Evening With John Denver"
1961
Guitarist Jimmy Olander is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He becomes a member of Diamond Rio, whose crisp harmonies and instrumental prowess net such melodic hits as "Meet In The Middle," "One More Day" and "How Your Love Makes Me Feel"

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