Monday, August 28, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 28, 2017

Rapper Nicki Minaj is a surprise guest during Taylor Swift's concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center. The two collaborate on Minaj's "Super Bass"
Blake Shelton's "All About Tonight" starts a three-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
"Honeymoon In Vegas," starring Nicolas Cage and parachuting Elvis impersonators, premieres. The film's soundtrack features Presley remakes by Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Van Shelton, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood and Amy Grant, among others
Cassadee Pope is born in West Palm Beach, Florida. As a member of Blake Shelton's team, she wins the third season of NBC's "The Voice," leading to a recording deal with Republic Nashville. She nabs hits with her 2013 debut, "Wasting All These Tears," and a 2016 Chris Young duet, "Think Of You"
George Strait notches his first #1 single with "Fool Hearted Memory"
LeAnn Rimes is born in Jackson, Mississippi. After releasing her first hit, "Blue," at age 13, she wins a Grammy for Best New Artist, becoming one of country's most powerful vocalists. Other hits include "How Do I Live," "Big Deal" and "I Need You"
Jake Owen is born in Winter Haven, Florida. The Academy of Country Music's Top New Male Vocalist in 2009, he nets hits with "Don't Think I Can't Love You," "Beachin'," "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" and "Alone With You"
Tanya Tucker records "Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)" in Nashville. While songwriter David Allan Coe attends the session, his car is stolen from the Columbia Studio parking lot
Tammy Wynette writes and records "Stand By Your Man" at the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville
Eileen Edwards is born in Windsor, Ontario. As Shania Twain, she becomes the first woman to sell more than 10 million copies each of consecutive albums--"The Woman In Me" and "Come On Over"--and wins the CMA's Entertainer of the Year in 1999

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