Sunday, August 27, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 27, 2017

Black River Entertainment releases Kelsea Ballerini's debut single, "Love Me Like You Mean It," to radio
Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" video debuts on CMT
Taylor Swift's "Mine" video premieres on CMT, MTV and VH1
Merle Haggard's classic "Okie From Muskogee" ranks #1 when CMT presents "20 Greatest City Songs"
Capitol releases Garth Brooks' album "No Fences"
Crystal Gayle begins a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"
Jason Brown is born in Athens, Georgia. Using the stage name Colt Ford, he combines hip-hop based raps with country instrumentation, landing a #1 country album in 2012 with "Declaration Of Independence" and a 2011 hit as a songwriter on Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road Anthem"
Jeffrey Steele is born in Burbank, California. He helps found the band Boy Howdy before piling up hits as a songwriter, including Keith Urban and Eric Church's "Raise 'Em Up," Rascal Flatts' "What Hurts The Most," Montgomery Gentry's "My Town" and Tim McGraw's "Meanwhile Back At Mama's," featuring Faith Hill
Bill Anderson writes "City Lights" on the roof of the three-story Hotel Andrew Jackson in Commerce, Georgia
Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Cook is born in Fort Payne, Alabama. He founds the band Alabama with two cousins, grabbing multiple Entertainer of the Year awards on their way to the Country Music Hall of Fame 

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